Ubuntu 9.04 64 bit First hand experience
First somethnig about my relationship with ubuntu,I hav been using Ubuntu for the past 4 years n was verymuch in love with it,till I met Mac OSX…So did I dump my ubuntu..? na…..I jus switch to OSX for my daily usage…n Ubuntu for some special purpose apps.
Now coming back to Ubuntu 9.04,
I decided to install 9.04 in a Virtual machine(Parallel’s Desktop) so tat I can test it in low specs n its easier to get the screenshots this way!!
The Specs I alloted for Ubuntu 9.04 in Parallels was,
128 Mb Graphics.
Ubuntu 9.04 has new installation windows,looks kind off Suse Like and a new Loader Bar..A pretty sleek Laser like.The time selection window is new too.Ubuntu 9.04 has the latest linux file system ext4…but I tried only ext3..will keep ext4 for some other review.Well tatz it from installation side..
Booting & Login Window :
Must say Ubuntu developers has come up with a speed demon wen it comes to booting,It really Rocks !! I hope Windows & Solaris guys learn a thing or two from this baby.The booting time is less than 60secs in an Core2 spec machine.
The login window is a masterpiece with cool merun shade …I loved it…
The Desktop :
The Desktop is very much Ubuntu like..nothing has been changed much in terms of interface n wallpaper…
The Notifications :
Ubuntu’s major GUI enhancement has come in the form of notifications in the 9.04, The notifications are very much Mac like…n since am used to it…I did not find this scintillating…
The Display Manager :
Ubuntu 9.04 has a cool display manager..setting resolutions has never been this easy. Anyone, who has come across a linux distro knows…wat I mean….wen setting resolutions ..Well beleive me..Ubuntu 9.04 rocks in Display management…even dual monitor setup is pretty in this distro.
The Network Manager :
From 8.10, Ubuntu has a Network manager tailor made for 3G n GPRS services around the world. 9.04 has a the same network manager with support for almost all Mobile service providers in India n rest of the world. 9.04 has a native support for ARM processors so wen it comes to Netbooks, Ubuntu 9.04 is a major candidate for OS. Configuring networks is real easy with this ubuntu.
Ubuntu 9.04 has all basic apps it had for past 3-4 versions. The app worth a mention is the latest Openoffice 3.0..many wanted a office suite with Ubuntu…n they get it..!! OpenOffice 3.0 has better compatibility with MS word docs…reducing the headache for many!!
Firefox 3.08 has been included in Ubuntu 9.04…with enhanced security n speed.
The shutdown timing is pretty much as impressive as the boot timing…man way to go Ubuntu..
Ubuntu 9.04 is going far ahead in time than other linux distros,Mark shuttle worth’s sponsorship is doing itz trick I guess. Ubuntu 9.04 is comparable in interface n GUI with Windows 7 n OSX, But wen it comes to speed and performance it clearly sends the other two running for their mummy!!
Ubuntu9.04 proves that, wen it comes to free Linux distros…it wins hands down.With better applications and driver support…Ubuntu can claim it’s stake in the Operating system market.
So the last word ?? I still love Ubuntu