How Do You Like Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala, So Far? (Poll Closed)

  • Love it--it's my perfect desktop
    21%
    1,964 votes

     
  • Like it--it's almost perfect, save a few quirks
    41%
    3,806 votes

     
  • It works, but it's nothing amazing.
    23%
    2,132 votes

     
  • Not a fan
    4%
    406 votes

     
  • Hate it
    3%
    231 votes

     
  • Ambivalent
    3%
    313 votes

     
  • Other
    4%
    359 votes

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44 Comments

  • fishing - 9 years ago

    pues la de big bang de las que salen ahi pero nada como Heroes !

  • handbags - 9 years ago

    But the booting time has increased quite a lot...but I dont mind that since rest of the functionalities are almost perfect.

  • Inverter - 9 years ago

    I love it. The final is considerably faster than the Betas or Alphas. My biggest (and probably only) complaint at this point is that, due to the new stupid Volume Controls, I can't unmute the output for Line-In or Mic inputs on my computer. This is important because I use that input for when I play video games using my Xbox360 connected to my monitor.

  • Tattoo - 9 years ago

    I agree with the LFD, ubuntu 9.10 has a lot going for it, but not being able to change the login screen really annoys me. This is usually the first thing I do, just to make my computer feel like my computer, instead of feeling like any computer. it's the reason I use linux - because it lets me do whatever I want whenever I want. I know there's workarounds to getting it to look like you want it, but why make it so difficult / why change it in the first place?

  • buy lowest price - 9 years ago

    I agree with the LFD, ubuntu 9.10 has a lot going for it, but not being able to change the login screen really annoys me. This is usually the first thing I do, just to make my computer feel like my computer, instead of feeling like any computer. it's the reason I use linux - because it lets me do whatever I want whenever I want. I know there's workarounds to getting it to look like you want it, but why make it so difficult / why change it in the first place?

  • Cheaplumix - 9 years ago

    feel good

  • I am ok

  • cheapdigitalpiano - 9 years ago

    yes !!

  • buybestsale - 9 years ago

    Cry

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    food

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    food

  • BabyMonitorScreen - 9 years ago

    bad

  • Cheaplumix - 9 years ago

    feel good

  • Black Ink Cartridge - 9 years ago

    I prefer Windows!.

    Anyway "It works, but it's nothing amazing."

  • Gym Home - 9 years ago

    Mythbuntu 0.22 wasent ready for release.. alot of bugs... messed up my sound. and editing the video or fforward and rewinding causes jerkiness and video gets stuck in some previous scene when editing and makes it impossible to edit the commericals out.. I will be going with LTS from now on.. This is ridiculous.. MythMusic & Mythgame isnt even in the new Myth IU format yet.

  • Homer - 9 years ago

    All of them are great. I like them all.

  • alanyadaki oteller - 9 years ago

    The sound drivers problem has been fixed properly as compared to 9.04. That's a step forward.

    But the booting time has increased quite a lot...but I dont mind that since rest of the functionalities are almost perfect.

  • Peter - 10 years ago

    You should of never offered an upgrade option, only clean instal, way too many problems. Like it so far my webcam didn't work untill 9.10 faster boot and shutdows, dont need to sleap or suspend it boots so fast anyway.

  • Joe Wilson - 10 years ago

    Mythbuntu 0.22 wasent ready for release.. alot of bugs... messed up my sound. and editing the video or fforward and rewinding causes jerkiness and video gets stuck in some previous scene when editing and makes it impossible to edit the commericals out.. I will be going with LTS from now on.. This is ridiculous.. MythMusic & Mythgame isnt even in the new Myth IU format yet.

  • Neelz - 10 years ago

    Kubuntu 9.10 makes Ubuntu 9.10 look pretty pathetic. I've been using LinuxMint for years and loved it underwhile trying KDE distros which never came close to Gnome in terms of usability.
    Up until now.
    Kubuntu 9.10 works for me and looks awesome. As an eye-candy junkie it makes me happy :-)

  • am - 10 years ago

    Alot of people seem to be having a problem with this one.

    I cant say i'm experiencing the same, fresh install on a new harddrive this morning and i must say the extra polished feel is great!

    Also probelms encountered for me in 9.04 seem to have gone, for example fullscreening in firefox often caused the background to flicker in and out (3d engine conflict) but that seems to be gone, infact everything seems to be running much smoother.

    Hopefully i havn't jinxed this to find my system breakdown in the next couple of days.

  • Poma - 10 years ago

    Themes in 9.04 were MUCH MUCH better. I don't like new colors and boot screen.

  • LR - 10 years ago

    I agree with the LFD, ubuntu 9.10 has a lot going for it, but not being able to change the login screen really annoys me. This is usually the first thing I do, just to make my computer feel like my computer, instead of feeling like any computer. it's the reason I use linux - because it lets me do whatever I want whenever I want. I know there's workarounds to getting it to look like you want it, but why make it so difficult / why change it in the first place?

    I hope this trend does not continue and ubuntu becomes too rigid.

  • LFD - 10 years ago

    First off, let me say that I think Ubuntu is the best Linux distribution out there. And yes I do like a lot for thing that the Ubuntu Source Team did for 9.10 like the the faster boot and the quick shutdown. But as much as I care about the Ubuntu distribution … 9.10 is making me rethink. The one think I like about “Linux” is it's openness to be tweaked changed and the way you can make your OS yours. So “ WHY “ would you take my freedom to change my login screen or my boot as well. That something that Winblows has done forever to there users. I find myself wondering … are you changing to become more like Winblows? Why wasn't the Tor package in the the distribution be default. I have a PCI Wifi card that uses a rt2860 chip set and a USB wifi that uses a rt2870 chip set. Both are seen but after you put in the settings of your wifi “ if it connects “ once you reboot your guess what no wifi. You can click on the “ Network Connection by your time, then click on the Connect to Hidden Wireless Network... , then click the connection: Drop down find your Connection you just setup and Whoo Hoo … nothing your stuck. Because the Connect Button is disabled. I have gone into my Users And Groups Settings and put a check in the Connect to wireless and ethernet networks. Just in case that might be the problem. Nope still the same thing. I know there's a work around for Tor, using http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org sid main ← “ But thats not Karmic” and I know that I will get my Wifi working in time. But not being able to change my login or boot screen. Nor having the freedom to do it … like so many other distribution of linux out that can. I move to Ubuntu form another distribution of linux for all most the same kind of reason. They said that you couldn't change this and that your couldn't recompile with there logos but if you remove there logos that was against there new license agreement and it was a RPM Distro … but thats an other story. But I'm sure that I could still have the freedom to change my login and boot screens with in that distribution of linux. I'm still hopping for the best. I hope that I don't find any more things taken way. I really hope that you see fit to put something in you can tweak change or modify in a update or in the next release of this distro that is taken the world and heart be storm. Over all 9.10 is a wonderful OS but lets be linux “ The freedom to Hack, Tweak, Change or Modify the way we like our OS as an individuals and not start looking and feeling like Winblows . Non Hack, Tweak, Change or Modify under the ELUA license. If I remember right linux is GNU “ Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software: “ or “ “Free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free beer”. ← you can read that for yourself at http://www.gnu.org/ I just want back the freedom to change my login and boot in a way that I like for myself. And to share my changes freely as well

  • George - 10 years ago

    Mixed bag really. Fixed the prob I had in Jaunty where if I plugged in a USB device the system wouldn't see it, and no icon would appear despite the /dev stack interacting with it. However, now none of the USB devices are available to my XP guest under Virtual Box... which I need special winblows only software for my business interacting with a USB label printer. Grrr....

  • zsolt - 10 years ago

    I love it, it's considerably faster on my EeePC, than 9.04, the biggest difference is in Youtube videos that are quite flawless now, in browser scrolling, volume, and bluetooth is finally turnable off. Although there were things with previous versions that made it better than windows and they've been changed, like the easy remounting of volumes, ability to open files in trash, ... If I forget about a couple of small bugs, it's the best OS, I've ever seen. (What do you want for free?) But thinking about trying Mint, I just wonder whether it's stable, cause even Ubuntu derivates are many times buggy.

  • WhoAmI - 10 years ago

    The sound drivers problem has been fixed properly as compared to 9.04. That's a step forward.

    But the booting time has increased quite a lot...but I dont mind that since rest of the functionalities are almost perfect.

  • bgsu_drew - 10 years ago

    I marked "like it, but there's quirks." The upgrade is so ridiculously easy - you type one command and you get this brand new OS (sudo do-release-upgrade).

    My java SDK seemed to disappear, but I just had to reinstall it. It completely jacked up my database, postgres - it installs 8.4 alongside 8.3, but the 8.3 service doesn't even start AND it left me with a busted pg_dump client. Firefox and Konqueror browsers both didn't keep some settings (reset search engines, had to reinstall the Flash plugin). Ubuntu One is WORTHLESS for backups - no command line client and the webpage interface times out every time I use it.

    Except for the database thing, all these problems are minor annoyances. Programs like apt-get and gnome-do are brilliant, and Ubuntu feels like it's my OS. After the atrocity that was called Vista, I will never go back to Windows.

  • Tomas - 10 years ago

    I did a fresh install this morning (on a separate partition on an eee pc 1000), it had some trouble installing the java runtime. Other than that, wifi, bluetooth, fn keys all seem to work flawlessly. I haven't tested hibernate yet. Has anyone timed the boot sequence? I'm curious to see if its actually faster than 9.04.

  • Denis - 10 years ago

    I really love it. It's more faster than the previous one. More drivers!
    On my desktop really works great.
    On my vaio (type g) it's better than any other linux dist (what I have tested:fedora11,slackware,debian,opensuse). Better with wireless, Fn keys, and really faster.
    Great job Ubuntu Team! Keep up with the great work!

  • Neophyte - 10 years ago

    I rly loved it while working on it on my Virtual Box... but the moment i installed it on a HDD its been such a pain with the drivers... now i em not very familiar with linux, but this OS if its trying to become what its claming needs some driver support! if averegene GPU like mine is not supported what we to expect from rear stuff like USB WIFI and some other periferials!

  • Eric Miller - 10 years ago

    Mostly like it better than 9.04. Upgraded my Acer Aspire One AOA-150. Suspend and hibernate now work. Madwifi no longer needs a recompile with kernel updates. SD card still doesn't detect card insertion. Turned off 60 second wait to shutdown (why wait? If I want to shutdown, I want it to shut down now not a minute later). Empathy fails to work properly so I'll stick with Pidgin.

  • cp2boston - 10 years ago

    It crashed on the upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 (failure upgrading libc6). So, I had to boot off the CD, transfer my data files to another drive, reinstall 9.04, download the ISO, burn it to CD and install 9.10 fresh to finally get it to work. It seems faster, but Skype doesn't work with my microphone anymore. Other than having to reconfigure my whole world, it's fine.

  • Justblair - 10 years ago

    Well I gave it a try more out of curiosity. I had tried 9.04 seriously prior to this, I now use win7 in preference.

    Compared to 9.04 I am afraid I was underwhelmed. There are some visual tweeks that are nice, but I am not sure that they add to the function.

    I was also disapointed that the Wireless N network card on my EeePC901 does not have driver support under 9.10. The drivers are around, I compiled them under 9.04 and the card is a popular one (Ubuntu does have the Netbook Remix, so it acknowledges the popularity if Netbooks.).

    I also tried the Netbook remix of 9.10. Looks slightly better works slightly worse. Cleaning up the interface is well and good, but moving the drive locations from the right hand side makes it a bit slower to navigate to files.

    I am sure that some of the improvements will be under the hood and more likely to be discovered by a more regular user. I think though there have been a few backwards steps.

  • Brit J Mckay - 10 years ago

    I love it. The final is considerably faster than the Betas or Alphas. My biggest (and probably only) complaint at this point is that, due to the new stupid Volume Controls, I can't unmute the output for Line-In or Mic inputs on my computer. This is important because I use that input for when I play video games using my Xbox360 connected to my monitor.

  • Suhail Kapoor - 10 years ago

    I actually like what they have done from a end user perspective, what i do not like is how some area look uncooked.

    Also, there is inconsistency in the gui at places, like icons not syncing in size and text appearing odd.

    No matter how much open source it remains, it would definitely need some good gate keeping to bring polish to code.

  • James Elwood - 10 years ago

    9.10 has plenty of idiosyncrasies but then again the autumn releases always seem to feel and act more beta than their springtime counterparts. Between the ugly xplash artwork, the completely crippled GDM, which is a user experience disaster, and the crash prone Nautilus I'm looking very forward to 10.04 release. But for all my grumbling it is still rock solid and the upgrade was painless and introduced little things to make daily work life easier. Got to take the sour with the sweet. ;-)

  • Caveman - 10 years ago

    Too many quirky issues for me. I upgraded through the update manager and have had issues with hamachi, virtualbox and hibernation/resume from hibernation. Just realized that vncserver is no longer working, great! I haven't tried a new install yet but may on a separate hard drive.

    I am going to roll back to 9.04 for a while, everything worked fine for me on it.

  • Jordan - 10 years ago

    9.04 was running fine on my laptop without any troubles for what i use it for.

    9.10 is a step backward in certain areas, and adds nothing new that is useful for me. Empathy is a fine idea, but Pidgin works just fine under 9.04, so what's the point.

    boot time is longer and occasionally gives me error messages.

    The only thing that is faster is shut down time.

  • Mike - 10 years ago

    Disappointed with 9.10. I did a clean install of UNR on my Dell Mini 9 and it did not prompt to install the proprietary Broadcom wireless driver as it did in 9.04. I had to install it manually. It is also giving warnings that my 4GB SSD is "being used outside design parameters" when there is absolutely nothing wrong with the drive as reported by the Dell diagnostics program.

  • Rob - 10 years ago

    It seems to add more bugs without actually bringing anything that is both new and useful to the table (I don't use Ubuntu One, and Empathy doesn't work). I can't say I'm impressed with it.
    Some issues so far:
    - Can't install Wine
    - Flash sometimes doesn't receive clicks properly anymore (like when I click "Play" on Youtube videos embedded on other sites it doesn't work)
    - certain rendering issues - icons on the system tray look garbled
    - sometimes when resuming from suspend, Compiz crashes

  • the_joey_o - 10 years ago

    The app store really simplifies things. Also, my USB Bluetooth device now works. It didn't in Jaunty.

  • Mard dawg - 10 years ago

    Let's see, where to begin...

    Launchers don't show up on the desktop until I reboot, both Firefox and Opera struggle to scroll through Google Reader, my internet connection seems vastly slower, I get an error message about ECC memory every time I boot, the software center hangs sometimes, both Rhythmbox and Songbird have troubles playing mp3s sometimes, and so on.

    I like it, but I don't know if I can give up Windows and its gaming support when the excellent features of Ubuntu are mitigated by a ton of stupid flaws like those.

  • DANang - 10 years ago

    I upgraded my 2 laptops, Dell and ASUS eee (1000) then realized Linux MINT v.7 which is a more refined and improved UBUNTU. WOW, it works more perfectly than UBUNTU 9.10
    Installed separate partition easily by dual booting both UBUNTU 9.10 and LINUX MINT 7. I LOVE IT. Perfect for the smaller screen of ASUS eee.
    They will be refining UBUNTU 9.10 and coming out with Linux MINT 8 soon. i'll be there when that happens! Only have ONE WINDOWS XP pc now 3 others all running happily on UBUNTU / Linux MINT 7.

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