Monday, August 2, 2010

Things I do not like about Ubuntu LTS 10.04

The new Ubuntu 10.04 release is a great release and it is really a task to find things you dislike. Anyhow no operating system is perfect and this one also has some flaws. But now itself I am telling you that this is from my point of view and my dislikes may not be your dislikes!!!!
  • The new themes
Well the first thing I dislike about the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is its new themes. These new themes do nothing but set back the looks of the previous versions. Ok, these themes must be on account of the GNOME 3.0 but the default theme selected is, according to my opinion, is a great mistake. This is also coming on the heels of the rumors of the possible inclusion of RGB support in the GTK widgets, which would have enabled real transparency in all widget sets. This did not happen (and is still not happening). My concern is that most new users will install 10.04 and have trouble getting beyond the default themes.
  • The New Logo
This is the one I hate most. The new logo of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. It really sucks and I felt like an old age 8 bit video game icon. Ubuntu guys please go back to the old icon and stick to it.
  • The new INIT system
My dislike of this aspect stems from years of typing /etc/init.d/networking restart (or any other command that lies inside /etc/init.d/). Now we all switch gears and use the service network restart command. Oh sure, it’s easier. And dumping the old init system is going to shave ample time off of the system startup.
  • No welcome screen still!!!
Yea people, when you first boot up Windows, you’re greeted by a window that asks (basically) if you have any questions. It tells you where to go if you need help. Linux REALLY needs this. It’s been 10.04 Ubuntu version and they are still not adding a welcome screen. It will be really cool to have a welcome screen like they have in Windows operating systems. I hope Ubuntu will have one in coming editions.
  • Samba is not included in default install package
In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx, Samba package is not included as a default install package. However you can install it easily via Ubuntu Software Center. This might be for keeping the 10 second boot time. However the ease of file sharing to UNIX and Windows environments are not to be a trade off for this.
  • No GIMP
Like Samba GIMP is also not included in default install packages in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. The GIMP has been the standard-bearer for Linux graphics for years and it has always been there. Finding a replacement that is as powerful and as easy to use is just not going to happen. I know, like Samba, it’s easy to install using Ubuntu Software Center but it should be also included with the packages.

  • Nouveau drivers
I was quite excited to hear that the replacement for the proprietary NVidia drivers would make it to 10.04. However their performance was not as good as the proprietary ones.

Ok guys, these are according to my opinion. Well if you have any comment on this or you have to add anything to this please post in here and share your thoughts with others.

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