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Ubuntu Natty - First Thoughts
Being a technophile, I decided to give the latest version of Ubuntu, codename Natty Narwhal 11.04, a try. This is a radical depature from the Gnome/KDE based linux desktop as it uses the new Unity interface.

This is Ubuntus big push to be more slick than MacOS. Overall the direction is a good one, but this feels far to unfinished to work. The point about progress is that things become easier and richer in terms of ability. The new Unity does not fulfil that right now. I think Ubuntu knew this, so helpfully provided a standard Gnome interface too. The decision is that apart from Unity, there is no new functionality, therefore why upgrade at all?

I will continue to use the current LTS version for now.


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