Monday, May 2, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04

Why choose ubuntu ?

  • Freely available and freely: anyone can download free and legal copy of Ubuntu and install it for himself and others. It can also get the code used to build Ubuntu, study, modify and then redistribute (with or without financial reward) legally; 
  • Stable 
  • Not need to reinstall all the regular operating system; 
  • If rights are properly managed, users "classic" can not change anything that might jeopardize the overall stability; 
  • Secure 
  • Viruses and worms attacking mostly Windows; 
  • Customize Ubuntu theme graphics and sound individual; 
  • Always at the cutting edge: a new version every six months Ubuntu propels continuously forward; 
  • System software repositories to install in a few clicks, with disconcerting ease, extremely customizable software. The deposits contain software packages, the number rose to 23k. In this framework, we can say that Ubuntu is perfectly suited to exploit the Internet.Mirrors of the Ubuntu repository are available locally to speed up transfers. Compatibility general (but imperfect) with the Debian package allows good interaction between the two distributions; 
  • The latest security updates are streamlined and managed graphically: a task notification alerts you when an update is available. With a few clicks, your computer and your software is secure; 
  • A large community contribution: 
  • A francophone community offering documentation and active forums; 
  • Launchpad, a coordination platform to unite the international community on developments, bugs, translation (location) and the Ubuntu documentation; 
  • Linux user groups offer support Debian generally followed the same course with Ubuntu.Indeed, these two distributions are very similar and are handled in much the same way.
What is new on 11.04 ?

Major improvements Since its inception, Ubuntu is based primarily on GNOME. Although editions Schedules are available on KDE, Xfce and others, the GNOME version is the only officially called Ubuntu. In this version 11.04, it's still GNOME 2.32 which is present but not in its "usual". Indeed, the interface called Unity, and is built on a model that should allow the use future of Ubuntu on the shelves. 

In fact, the handling of Unity is quite different from the conventional GNOME interface. There is thus a Launcher in its operation recalls the Dock of Mac OS X. It is to the left of the screen and it displays both shortcuts there are active applications that place, marked by small arrows. Any opening a window causes the appearance of an icon, the only limit being final resolution of the screen. The Launcher appears when the mouse comes to left of the screen, or pressing the Windows key on the keyboard.

If the user has to click on the Ubuntu logo in the upper left the screen, it shows the Dash. This includes everything that is present in the system, including all applications and settings. It is also has a search box that displays results as and when the seizure, as the Windows Start menu for Vista. The Research also work for the documents.

Another new element, the management of workspaces. It is not exactly the function integrated to GNOME 3.0, but improved management virtual offices classic. The function looks uncannily Spaces in Mac OS X. we thus find a button to display the four offices coast to coast, which allows you to move applications, documents and more broadly windows from one to another easily. 

More news

More conventional, Ubuntu 11.04 arrives with its updates of applications, componentsand packages. Like a growing number of GNU / Linux, open source office suiteLibreOffice here in version 3.3.2, replaces Despite the recent changeof position at Oracle, there is no evidence yet to say whether OpenOffice will eventually return.

Also note the arrival of version 2.0 of the major audio / video player Banshee, and itsintegration into the sound menu, and Rhythmbox is no longer present.

Technical side, we find the following:
Linux kernel, which contains its own improvements, such as inclusion ofAppArmor, the support of the Intelligent Power Saving Intel's withdrawal from the BigKernel Lock, the latest driver updates and improvements to ext4 file systems, XFS andBtrfs and Mesa 1.10.1 7.10.1 for display
All major packages have been rebuilt and are installable via Python 2.7
Upstart 0.7.9-1
For the server version, improvements are noted, such as the presence of 2.0 PowerNapwho has a new method to reduce consumption by activity of the user, system andnetwork. The dhcpd server default password in addition to dhcpd3 isc dhcp-4, andEucalyptus is updated to version 2.0.2, which includes patches.

Other new editions are found in appendices of Ubuntu, including Kubuntu which usesKDE 4.6.2 now, as Xubuntu uses the Xfce version 4.8 was released in January. Thosewishing more information can visit the official announcement.

Bye ;)


  1. oh Great ! Thanks for the infos !

  2. I've use ubuntu off and on for a while since the v7's. It's really come a long way. If I weren't so much of a gamer, I would use it daily. But I can't stand restarting my computer every time I want to play a game right quick.

  3. I am more into debian but the last time I installed Ubuntu on my VBox I was impressed.
    Still remembering how I used Ubuntu at desktop at work however nowadays I need Window because there is still no good music software for linux. On the webservers however I got debian running.

  4. Important information put in bullet form, my favorite. Thanks for the post!

  5. they try really hard to copy os x, but without the polishment

  6. Using this on my netbook, brilliant OS.