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Ubuntu 10.10 beta review

Sep 07, 2010, 21:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"Over the years, the Ubuntu project has refined the installer over and over again and done a fantastic job of making Linux easy to install. While installation is no doubt a barrier for many new users, so is the lack of applications following the install. At some point, one needs to consider the installer good enough and start focusing on applications that users need. In other words, it's installable already, so stop faffing around with the installer and start focusing on apps.

"While we're on the topic of applications, the default selection in GNOME is decent enough. This release dumps F-Spot in favor of Shotwell, and updates all the usual suspects (like Firefox, OpenOffice.org, etc.) but aside from that — not much has changed on the application front. Shotwell doesn't seem to be quite on par with F-Spot yet, so it's deeply unclear why Ubuntu is switching."

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