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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby badmotor on Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:07 am

piratesmack wrote:
badmotor wrote:Anyone used both? Is Gnome or KDE faster?


I tried both on my netbook today.

Specs:
Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6GHz
1GB RAM
Intel 945GME graphics

Other than boot time (The Gnome version boots a bit faster), I don't notice a difference in speed. Both are very responsive

I'm liking the Rekonq web browser so far, it's very fast and has adblock built-in.
I'll have to use it some more before deciding if I want to make it my default web browser, though.

I think both will be very good releases.
Use the desktop you prefer.


Good info!
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby rivenathos on Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:56 am

I did a clean install of 10.10 on my 64-bit machine. Everything went so smoothly that I am still suspiciously looking for any faults. Thus far, everything is functioning flawlessly. This is looking good for the next version of Mint, as far as I can tell.
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby simpleblue on Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:44 am

I thought I'd give Kubuntu a try...

* I started doing a review on the Rekonq browser and decided to just leave it at that. *

Rekonq browser:

What I loved

- KDE integrated and beautiful/sleek look
- Maximizes space (much like the chrome browser)
- Anonymous surfing mode

and my favorite...

- has a special zoom lever (not just a "+" and "-" button, but an actual FULL-SIZED control lever) at the bottom of the page which I use quite often to make text easier to read

The rendering was great at normal sized images. I found that if you used the zoom to a high degree you would not get the same quality rendering you would in Google Chrome, but it was darn close. And when rendering was off it was only off in a small way that wouldn't affect usability. I was actually quite impressed that it preformed as well as it did in this department.

It was not as fast as Chrome, possibly around the speed of FF... I loved the easy to use bookmark system and the clean bookmark interface. As well, when you open up a new tab there are several easy to use options, such as history, bookmarks, favorites. The icons look AMAZING!! Clearly they were paying attention to detail.

Overall I'd say this is among the most user friendly KDE browers I've seen. It'll be my one and only until I find a reason to change.
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby badmotor on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:15 pm

I have to say though - the bug that stops it being made into a bootable USB is frustrating ... I have yet to find a solution that works. Typical Ubuntu major bug that goes into a release. :roll:
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby msuggs on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:34 pm

badmotor wrote:I have to say though - the bug that stops it being made into a bootable USB is frustrating ... I have yet to find a solution that works. Typical Ubuntu major bug that goes into a release. :roll:

Is that a known bug? I haven't experienced it yet and I'm typing this from a USB boot.

Edit: I should look first. Perhaps this thread will help :) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... k+usb+boot
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby badmotor on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:48 pm

omns wrote:
badmotor wrote:I have to say though - the bug that stops it being made into a bootable USB is frustrating ... I have yet to find a solution that works. Typical Ubuntu major bug that goes into a release. :roll:

Is that a known bug? I haven't experienced it yet and I'm typing this from a USB boot.

Edit: I should look first. Perhaps this thread will help :) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... k+usb+boot


You are booting from USB? Yes it is a known issue, and yes I have tried that solution and a couple of others to no avail. :(
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby piratesmack on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:55 pm

I booted mine from USB, but did it a little different.
I used Grub4dos's ISO booting feature.

This way I can easily put different *buntu/Mint versions on the same USB drive

I posted my menu.lst here:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.p ... t&p=110990

Also, there's a good Grub4dos guide here:
http://diddy.boot-land.net/grub4dos/Grub4dos.htm
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby msuggs on Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:34 pm

badmotor wrote:You are booting from USB?

Yes, not knowing of this bug I used gparted to wipe then recreate a fat32 partiton before I started (my standard practice as I don't trust the ubuntu creator to wipe the disk properly). I also created the usb from a separate iso image (on another usb drive) rather than the cd itself. Creating from the CD is way to slow and seemed to be stalling.

Perhaps this might be a solution :)
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby GoustiFruit on Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:45 am

simpleblue wrote:and my favorite...

- has a special zoom lever (not just a "+" and "-" button, but an actual FULL-SIZED control lever) at the bottom of the page which I use quite often to make text easier to read

How does it compare to Opera zooming ?
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby dlkreations on Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:18 am

badmotor wrote:I have to say though - the bug that stops it being made into a bootable USB is frustrating ... I have yet to find a solution that works. Typical Ubuntu major bug that goes into a release. :roll:


That is really odd. I used my USB stick to boot both Ubuntu and Kubuntu without any problems what so ever. I generally use the Disk Utility to format my USB to fat32 and then use UNetBootin to copy the image to my drive.

Unless I am getting this wrong and you are talking about a USB install to disk, yet that also works fine for me as well.
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby badmotor on Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:20 pm

dlkreations wrote:
badmotor wrote:I have to say though - the bug that stops it being made into a bootable USB is frustrating ... I have yet to find a solution that works. Typical Ubuntu major bug that goes into a release. :roll:


That is really odd. I used my USB stick to boot both Ubuntu and Kubuntu without any problems what so ever. I generally use the Disk Utility to format my USB to fat32 and then use UNetBootin to copy the image to my drive.

Unless I am getting this wrong and you are talking about a USB install to disk, yet that also works fine for me as well.


Solution!

Quite embarrassed now... I wasn't using the most up-to-date USB creators (tried several) - then I got the most recent version of UNetBootin and PRESTO! It works. I should have another coffee I think...

An easy trap though I think.
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby colyn on Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:32 pm

exploder wrote:Edit: I am going to take a look at Kubuntu 10.10 today, the new default browser has my interest.


I installed Kubuntu 10.10 the final release. The new browser Rekong is in my opinion not worth using. Even though the flash plugin is installed I can't get it to run flash apps so I'll stick with Firefox.

On the plus side I will continue to run 10.10 till Mint releases their new KDE OS.

And install went without a single hitch..
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby craig10x on Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:57 pm

yeah...i am also loving my Kubuntu 10.10 install....i use chromium rather then rekonq and everything looks gorgeous when i web surf....
it has been running very smooth and is very polished...
they have also made a tremendous improvement in KPackageKit...didn't even need to add synaptic package manager...in fact, it's almost as nice as the ubuntu software center now...
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby randomizer on Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:24 am

Kubuntu 10.10 was great in a VM but as a Live environment I had graphical corruption, especially with GTK+ applications, and pasting from the clipboard took around 1/3 of a second. Holding down ctrl+v and then releasing it caused it to just sit there slowly pasting the clipboard contents over and over until it had done it as many times as I had "pressed" the key.
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby craig10x on Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:44 pm

The Ubuntu fonts have been installed as default in applications and general settings i noticed, and look really nice...I was wondering if anyone used them in the Chrome/Chromium web browser and what their reaction was to it? How do you like it? Did you like enough to keep them on there?

Also, i set Chromium to the Ubuntu fonts which appear in it, but it didn't seem to make any change...then i read that you have to use Chrome's Ubuntu Font Extension to get them to work in there? Is that true?

Thanks :)
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Re: Maverick approaching final release.

Postby badmotor on Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:11 pm

I am really enjoying Kubuntu Maverick on my Samsung Q1 touchscreen. Runs smoother than Gnome, even though the boot up is a little slower. The Netbook interface is fantastic!

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