Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark - Art eater

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Let the hunting season begin. With sadness. Here's a long, detailed and extremely negative review of Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark, tested in a dual-boot configuration on a laptop with Nvidia graphics, covering live session, installation and post-install experience, including look & feel, network connectivity - Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing, printing, multimedia playback - MP3 and HD video, smartphone support - Android and Windows Phone, partitioning, slideshow, package management and extra software, applications, resource utilization, hardware compatibility, proprietary drivers, webcam, stability, suspend & resume, performance, resource utilization, customization, fonts, and numerous problems like program crashes, color inconsistency with Nouveau drivers, visual glitches, slow Samba speed, broken extensions, severe usability issues, suspend issues, and more. Take a look.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubuntu-aardvark.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    nuff said.

    Do you know something most of us don't?
    I ask because personally I think the Ubuntu of old is gone for good; adopting Gnome feels too much like towel throwing.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I don't know anything you don't - at least regarding this topic. It's just wishful thinking.
    Mrk
     
  4. oliverjia

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    As expected. First non-LTS release that adopted a new DE after so many years on Unity; a new display server Wayland instead of the good old X.ORG. This release is meant to be a half baked product released to the public for testing. The feedback will be used to improve 18.04 LTS.

    Edit: Unity is actually a pretty good DE after so many years of development. Lightweight and fully functional. Anyhow, I don't think Gnome is a bad choice as compared to Plasma. Time will tell. We'll see how Canonical do in 18.04.
     
  5. Daveski17

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    I like Unity. I never understood all the divisive invective about it.
     
  6. oliverjia

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    Totally agree. I find Unity simple, fast and functional. That's all I would ask for a good DE. The global menu actually could save a lot of desktop space so is also a nice feature. It would have been perfect if Canonical kept Unity but switch to Wayland for display server.
     
  7. taytong888

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    Mrk,

    Look forward to your review of Kubuntu 17.10. Thanks!
     
  8. Daveski17

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    I was so impressed with Unity that when I needed a new laptop I bought one preinstalled with Ubuntu Trusty Tahr. I don't know why Shuttleworth abandoned Unity.
     
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