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Ubuntu 11.10 - Oneric Ocelot


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Ubuntu 11.10 - codename Oneric Ocelot, was released on schedule on the 13th of October. It follows on from 11.04, released in April, bringing improvements to the new Unity interface and better performence.

As usual, the release is name after an animal, this time the Ocelot;

is a wild cat distributed over South and Central America and Mexico, but has been reported as far north as Texas and in Trinidad, in the Caribbean.

The ocelot ranges from 68 to 100 centimetres (27 to 39 in) in length, plus 26 to 45 centimeters (10 to 18 in) in tail length, and typically weighs 8 to 18 kilograms (18 to 40 lb), although much larger individuals have occasionally been recorded, making it the largest of the generally dainty Leopardus wild cat genus. It has sleek, smooth fur, rounded ears and relatively large front paws. While similar in appearance to the oncilla and margay, which inhabit the same region, the ocelot is larger.

[img width=450] 800px-Ocelot.jpg [img width=450] ubuntu11.10-oneiric-ocelot.png

What’s New In This Release:

(Release Notes)

New releases of compiz and Unity

New Alt+Tab switcher

Places are now called Lenses

Dash has a music lens that uses Banshee to search your music

Launchers and Panel promise better performance

Full support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other script languages.

Ubuntu Mono and Ubuntu Condensed have been added to the Ubuntu Font Family

Unity 2D shares more code with Unity and contains nearly completed accessibility support features

Ubuntu Software Center 5.0

OneConf lets you keep installed applications in sync across multiple computers

DVD size has been shrunk to 1.5 GB

Thunderbird is the default email client

Deja Dup is the default backup tool

Gwibber has been updated

LightDM is the login manager

Synaptic and Pitivi are not installed by default (but they are available in Software Center)

Linux kernel 3.0.0-12.20

Ubuntu One music collections can now stream to iOS and Android devices

Multiarch support for installing 32-bit application and library packages on 64-bit systems

Firefox 7 included as default browser

LibreOffice 3.4

Other Ubuntu flavours have some seperate improvements too;


Kubuntu brings the latest and greatest from KDE and aims to provide a well-rounded desktop suitable for all types of users.

New Features

Muon Software Center and Package Manager, Kubuntu's new default appication management suite provides both user-friendly and power-user interfaces for package management.

kubuntu-low-fat-settings provides package which brings a collection of configuration settings that turn off some services, krunner plugins, and graphical effects which will allow Kubuntu to run on older, lower-end systems by reducing the memory footprint of the workspace.

Technical Preview of OpenGL ES Powered Desktop Effects For those adventurous and curious, Kubuntu 11.10 has packaged the work towards using a more compatible and reliable version of OpenGL, OpenGL ES.

Updated Applications

KDE 4.7.1 provides an entire selection updated software.

Amarok 2.4.3 features native support for remote NFS and SMB/CIFS collections, a better looking user interface, support for gpodder.net, as well as vastly improved reliability.

Kdepim 4.7.2 is the new Akonadi based pim suite that includes Kmail2. Please see the known issues section for problems relating to migrating pim data from previous versions to 11.10 and open issues associated with use of this re-engineered kdepim suite.

QtCreator 2.2.1 provides configurable mime types and code snippets, support for the Bazaar version control system as well as improved support for Qt Quick.

Please visit http://kubuntu.org for more information about Kubuntu, and see Kubuntu's 11.10 release announcement.


New Features

gThumb is now in the default Xubuntu 11.10 installation, to help users with image transformations and viewing.

leafpad is the new default text editor (instead of mousepad), and now includes the ability to print.

pastebinit is now included in Xubuntu 11.10 installations by default. If you need to use http://paste.ubuntu.com/, you can use pastebinit in terminals to paste directly without copying and pasting the data.

LightDM is the new application that manages logins in Xubuntu 11.10.

Updated Applications

Onboard (the onscreen keyboard) is now included in the default Xubuntu menus, under Accessories. For those who require an onscreen keyboard, this will be much easier to access using only a mouse or touchpad.

Xubuntu will continue to use Synaptic Package Manager, yet provides the Ubuntu Software Center for those who prefer it.

See the Xubuntu 11.10 release announcement.


Lubuntu 11.10 is a brand new flavor of Ubuntu based on the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) as its default GUI. The goal is to provide a very lightweight distribution, with all the advantages of the Ubuntu world (repositories, support, etc.). Lubuntu is targeted at "normal" PC and laptop users running on low-specification hardware. The target user group for this flavor will be either those users who might not be proficient in using command line tools or those users who might not have enough resources for all the bells and whistles of the "full-featured" mainstream distributions.

With many LXDE components, Lubuntu also uses well-known applications, such as Chromium, Openbox, Pidgin, to name a few. The Lubuntu project wiki contains more information on the project and the applications used.


Ubuntu 11.10 images can be downloaded from a location near you:

In addition they can also be found at the following locations:

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You can dual boot however by making a partition to install Ubuntu on while keeping your Windows partition

bro 1 was asking only coz vmware tools were available for 10.04 and not 10.10 few months ago that was my question vmware tools are for all versions now and i cannot share space on c drive as its already almost 14 gb free only
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bro 1 was asking only coz vmware tools were available for 10.04 and not 10.10 few months ago that was my question vmware tools are for all versions now and i cannot share space on c drive as its already almost 14 gb free only

well i have another hard drive will it be able to boot on its own if i install on that hdd ?
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