With new variants, enhanced software offering enhanced services and is preparing to Ubuntu, to serve the community even better than before. An improved package management and updated desktops have been taken yet by the way.
Scheduled every six months as the new version was published 11:10 »Ocelot Oneiric the Ubuntu Linux distribution.” In addition to numerous innovations on the desktop, including an improved version of Unity and the new KDE SC 4.7.1, brings Ubuntu 11:10 and installation images for ARM systems AC100 netbook Toshiba and Freescale i.MX53 .
Ubuntu Server now includes again the Xen hypervisor, but also support for Linux Containers (LXC). It also includes Orchestra , a collection of the best free software services to manage the infrastructure in data centers. Furthermore, Juju, developed under the name Ensemble has been integrated, a tool to allow the distribution and administration of services to the cloud and normal servers. Also from the server, there’s an ARM variant. And then there’s the new version Lubuntu who installed the LXDE desktop as the default.
Like its predecessor, 11:04 Ubuntu is a version with the new version of a longer-term support. It is supplied in all variants 18 months with security and other critical updates. An update of the version without reinstalling 11:04 is officially supported.
This article will limit itself to the desktop environments KDE and Unity. For practical reasons, other restrictions are necessary. So naturally to many distribution related software packages have been changed or replaced. With few exceptions, these changes can not be discussed, one can assume that most packages on all current distributions are almost the same and work equally well everywhere.
As always, it should be noted that this is not a test of hardware compatibility. It is known that Linux supports more hardware than any other operating system, and the majority already in the standard package. A test specific hardware would be too much effort for little benefit. If you encounter problems with the hardware, the websites of Ubuntu are ready to solve.
As a test on real hardware, not the goal of the article is to be used for the article, two identical virtual machines, 64 bit, under KVM, each with 768 MB of RAM.
Ubuntu is usually made from a live system that is available on CD and DVD larger installed. Furthermore, an installation of the “Alternate” CD, possible, which runs in text mode, but has much more flexibility than the graphical installation.