Ubuntu 11.10 code named as “oneiric ocelot” has features which can crosscut all other versions of ubuntu. The alpha 1 version of Ubuntu 11.1o (Oneiric Ocelot) has been released on june 2 , 2011. The final version is to be released on 13th October, 2011. The important expected features of ubuntu 11.10 final version are :
1. PERFECT UNITY INTERFACE
Ubuntu 11.10 has a revised user interface than the other versions of ubuntu. The unity launcher of ubuntu 11.10 will show its quick list functionality improved and icons in the launcher will display count badges or progress meters .
2. USE OF LIGHTDM
The default display manager used in ubunu 11.10 is LIGHTDM, that replaces GDM. It was officially declared the use of lightdm in future ubuntu releases.
3. IMPROVED UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER
Ubuntu software center(USC) is another default application used in ubuntu 11.10. USC has gained large attention uring the past two years. But users suggest more improvements for the ubuntu software center.
4. USE OF Déjà Dup
Déjà Dup utility is used as default in ubuntu 11.10 for backup purposes.
5. USE OF GNOME 3
The most important change made in Ubuntu 11.10 alpha 1 is the use of GNOME 3.0 desktop environment ; while ubuntu 11.04 uses GNOME 2.32 desktop environment.
6. NO COMPUTER JANITOR OR PiTiVi
COMPUTER JANITOR OR PiTiVi is excluded in ubuntu 11.10. déjà dup , a simple desktop back up tool is used in ubuntu 11.10 oneric ocelot.
7. USE OF MOZILLA THUNDERBIRD
In ubuntu 11.10, Mozilla thunderbird is used for email purposes.
8. GOOGLE’S CHROMIUM
In ubuntu 11.10, the Mozilla’s default firefox browser is replaced by google’s chromium.
9. NO LIBREOFFICE
For space restrictions, the idea proposed by the officials was to drop libreoffice from the default CD.
The UBUNTU 11.10 oneric ocelot introduced by the ubuntu software officials with large expectations. It has gained attention all over the world due to the above specified features , which cross cut other versions of ubuntu.
The alpha 1 version of ubuntu 11.10 was released last day. To get the alpha version of Oneiric Ocelot, you can either upgrade from ubuntu 11.04 0r you can download CD image of ubuntu 11.10 alpha 1 and it s belongings.
To upgrade from ubuntu 11.04, open terminal and enter the below command:
$ sudo do-release-upgrade –d
Or you can download CD image of Ubuntu 11.10 alpha 1 and it s belongings and install it.
Hope the final release of ubuntu 11.10 (on 13 th oct, 2011) will empower the ubuntu users! Stay tuned to Tips Needed for more updates on the future Ubuntu releases!