Ubuntu Unity Experience-11.10-Update
Its web site is doing an excellent JOB.
Visit it if you have time.
With the coming of age of Ubuntu and the entry of the new fashion lady Unity, ardent Ubuntu fans should not be disappointed.
You have a way out.
Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support ) 10.04.3 is now available for download from Softpedia and Distrowatch and you should download it/them and update your systems.
If you want to be like me (I have not tried this yet) who has many distributions in one box except windows, you should try dual or ideally multi-boot several Linux distributions (my advice is Linux Mint or Kubuntu for Ubuntu fans) including PCLinux.
For a Linux guy or girl learning curve is almost flat and over time decide what he/she wants to use.
Alternatively wait for my future comments at parafox and asokaplus on all the Linux distributions I have downloaded and tested, recently.
New point scheme is devised to eliminate person bias and make it somewhat scientific (qualitative and quantitative analysis).
I may be bit slow since our industrial action is over and I will be busy getting new entrants to learn Academic English in addition to my core work.
When they come from the English Program (ad hog) hastily devised I will have an uphill task, making conditions right for them to understand the scientific messages not political, I have to dish out.
I will keep my promise in 100 days (one a day would do) or within three (3) month since I have downloaded all except Linux Mint and my hard disk is chockablocked.
In the mean time I have to promote Sinhala Linux too (Debian 6.0.2 plus+), too.
It looks like Ubuntu Linux has given lot of heartaches to its fan base.
I only use Ubuntu for demonstration of Linux versatility.
I am bit different compared to other Linux uses.
When I demonstrate Ubuntu I always say “Linux is not only Ubuntu”.
My point is to state that there are over 100 lovely Linux distributions for one to try.
Unlike the majority I strongly support the canonical’s new move to Unity.
I will only state one out of the many reasons.
Because of the smart move by Microsoft to give XP to OEM guys with netbooks, practically free, Linux could not penetrate netbooks.
If Ubuntu does not penetrate emerging tabloids market another opportunity will be lost..
Linux will be ahead of both Mac and Microsoft (Like the Android of Google) because of this move of Unity.
It is a smart move by the Ubuntu creator Mark Shuttleworth.
Only smart people will survive in this game.
I think ones who had come from Microsoft base will spread this negative publicity with hidden agenda but young and newbies will embrace Unity without reservation.
Time will be best judge whether what I say will materializes.
Ubuntu has to do one small thing right to shut the negative campaign.
Give them both options in a single DVD (two images for the prize of one, old and the new Unity) and I am sure they also will embrace Unity in no time.
I believe they already give this option and if thereis any problem Mint is there to fill the void.
Having said that Big Brother or the Good Father Debian will be there to take the free open software to another level without anybody noticing it.
That is why I support many distributions.
For example Porteus (SLAX) base has done a excellent job without much funfair.
It is one of the best (KDE, LXDE) little distribution that has hit the market.
It is a little gem.
I am going to make a prediction that everybody in IT industry should take good note of.
Time will tell the story.
His critics may not agree with me, especially Linux Old Guard but in the commercial world people who make smart moves at the correct time will succeed what ever the market conditions that may exist at the time of the move or moves.
Unity Desktop was a smart move.
If he introduces a tabloid it will be even smarter.
I think he should move fast and go ahead and use a light weight unity derivative for a universal tabloid.
Tabloid with phone accessory would be something kids would love to have it at home and in school.
I think Canonical can even take Google’s Android into second place.
It will be number one in another five (5) years.
May be even early.
The community should extend all the help needed to the new converts and the newbies.
Yes, it does not have Dropbox, Skype and K-Torrent but that has been rectified by the emerging Mabuntux.
The DVD with XAMPP, EyeOS and PhPMyAdmin will rock the IT world in no time.
Thanks guys / girls for the PhpMyAdmin.
I have been waiting for it to appear in a formidable distribution for ages.
Its Password Universal will have a Universal appeal.
I was about to say good bye to my Linux 100.
You Guys / Girls have sprung a big surprise on me.
I will be watching your success and progress of course from a distance but you have to work hard to get it there and believe that it can be the to Number One, not only in Linux World but in IT world too.
I may have to wait for two or three days (already downloaded Ubuntu and Lubuntu) and I hope lot of seeders will help the download speed of the poor guys and girls in the third world.
I am also happy you are not posting any CDs free now.
People should join the community of seeders instead of waiting for a free CD from Canonical.
Go to Linux-Tracker and start downloading it for yourself.
Active participation is essential and I am going to keep two of my computers on as seeders even though I for my own reasons (minor issues not worth elaborating) use many other Linux distributions.
I hope Sinhala Capability also creep in as a byproduct.