Ubuntu 11.10 review

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    In a word - slow. As in WTF is eating up the RAM?
    680 MB of Ram consumed with no applications open. What is this...windows??
    Opening System Monitor - 6 seconds
    Opening up the Appearances panel - 4 seconds.
    Launching Firefox...holy mother of God...12 seconds with another 4-5 seconds of HD grinding before it is usable.
    What the hell?
    I poke around the net and see similar complaints.
    I only have 1GB of RAM...never needed more really. Looks like I need 2GB RAM now. :doubt:
     
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    Jeeze, 1GB of RAM is soooooo 1990s.......... :lol:
     
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    Even 2 gigs is outdated these days.
     
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    Can I interest you in a 100MB hard drive.......... :lol:
     
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    Never upgraded from 10.

    Of course, now that my laptop is pooping out, I don't even have the option of booting it up and I don't dare try reloading it....Stuck with Windoze again. :lol:
     
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    Give it some cheese, that aught to block it up for a while.
     
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    Problem seems to be directed at just about any computer with a newer vid card.
    To correct the problem..I simply disabled auto-detect refresh rate, and switched the texturing from best to good.
    The RAM is now at 300 instead of 680.
    The ubuntu forums are filled with these complaints.
    You would think since 11.01 has been out for 6 months - the problem would have been corrected by now! :mad:
     
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    I'm trying out Bodhi Linux right now, definitely a learning curve if your familiar with Ubuntu or mint but very lightweight and fast and since it's built on Ubuntu you have access to the restricted formats.
     
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    I am going to have to do something because there are a ton of bugs in 11.01 - which is very unlike Canonical. For instance in Libre Office if you unmaximize the window it becomes about 2"x2" and if you try to adjust the size - it crashes.
    Firefox is glitchy as well. Youtube videos are inexplicably missing Red...so everything is in shades of Blue and Green.
    It will not recognize a blank DVD...also all over the ubuntu forums.
    All in all - I am horribly aggravated about this - this is my main system. Finally I decided to upgrade 10.04 - and I am paying dearly for doing so.
     
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    Hmm...interesting...a 437MB installer...well now...that automatically requires a test install!
    Installing it now on a laptop.
     
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