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Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” Is Released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 11.04, code-named “Natty Narwhal”. 11.04 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.


For PC users, Ubuntu 11.04 supports laptops, desktops and netbooks
with a unified look and feel based on a new desktop shell called “Unity”.
This version supersedes Ubuntu Netbook Edition for all PC netbooks.

To download Ubuntu 11.04, or obtain CDs, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download

Ubuntu 11.04 is also the basis for new 11.04 releases of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, UbuntuStudio, and Mythbuntu:

Kubuntu http://kubuntu.org/news/11.04-release
Xubuntu http://xubuntu.org/news/11.04-release
Edubuntu http://edubuntu.org/news/11.04-release
Mythbuntu http://mythbuntu.org/11.04/release
Ubuntu Studio https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/11.04release_notes

The release of Ubuntu 11.04 has seen the arrival of a new look and feel for Ubuntu. A whizzy, new launcher and dash, and a clever workspace manager are some of the biggest changes. Take a look at what’s new and then feel free to choose between the classic and new desktop experiences at login.

What’s new:

The launcher

It’s pretty hard to miss the new launcher that sits on the left-hand side of your screen. It’s designed to make getting to your favourite tools and applications quick and easy. You can hide and reveal it in the top-left corner of your screen, add and remove applications and bookmarks, and keep track of your open windows.

The dash

When you click on the Ubuntu logo in the top-left corner of your screen, the new dash will appear. It’s another simple way to get to your shortcuts and search for other applications and programs. So you can get fast access to your email, music, pictures and much more.

Workspaces

Ubuntu 11.04 gives you a really easy way to manage multiple windows and applications. Simply click on the Workspaces icon in the launcher and all your active spaces will pop up. You can move between your different windows easily so there’ll be no more cramping multiple apps into a small space.

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Your statement ““Natty Narwhal”. 11.04 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.” Says that you have not seen how many (myself included) think 11.04 was none of those things. I spent 8 hours getting to the point where it was only horrible… I dumped Unity… THEY didn’t: Include needed nVidia drivers Set/Enable Eth(0) When the install ‘ABORTED’ they displayed NOTHING!!!! (there was disk activity, but until I opened the terminal display, I saw NOTHING!! Install (which took forever to that point) just hung and died… At that, I… Read more »