With the official release of 11.04 days away, I dusted off my old thumb drive to try to familiarize myself with Natty. The install was a breeze as usual, and took less time than Maverick to complete. The first thing I noticed, was that my boot-time was considerably slower. 11.04 | Login screen -> launch of Google Chrome = 37s 10.10 | Login screen -> launch of Google Chrome = 11s Seeing how Ubuntu Classic had nothing new, I decided to give Unity try. Visually, Unity has changed very little since it's introduction. And what others see as a time-saver, or a power user's dream, I see as an unnecessary hassle. As I've mentioned before in earlier posts, I'm not a fan of Unity, and quickly became irritated with the new dashboard menu. What I found to be most irritating is how many more clicks or mouse movements it takes to launch an application, or find a file, as opposed to Maverick. Here are two examples: 11.04 | Clicks to launch the Transmission BitTorrent Client = 4 10.10 | Clicks to launch the Transmission BitTorrent Client = 2 11.04 | Clicks to open Documents = 3 10.10 | Clicks to open Documents = 2 My last gripe, is the inability to customize special effects like in 10.10. My ATI card is very slow in Natty, and I can't customize the effects to my liking. - But my first impressions aside, what are yours?