Ubuntu 11.10 Released : A First look on its features [Pics]

Ubuntu 11.10  Oneiric Ocelot logo

Well This was a great day .The new version of Ubuntu , Ubuntu 11.10  Oneiric Ocelot  just released today. It is very  cool actually. First coolest thing is the recreation of Unity interface in a better way. A lot of people didn’t like unity interface in Ubuntu 11.04 due to some alien experience. Anyway I personally feel a very better experience in my new Ubuntu 11.10 machine .

Improved Unity Interface :

  • Like other desktops, Unity uses windows to display your running applications. Using both the dash and the launcher, you can launch new applications and control which window is active. In addition to windows, you can also group your applications together within workspaces.
  • It is a hybrid of old unity and gnome 3  .unity interface is too better in performance .it is pretty much faster and make user to search anything faster and accurate .They adapted the good features from gnome 3 interface and integrated to the unity dash
  • Workspace with new dash icon :    The workspace is kept as same as the ubuntu11.04  but a new dash home icon Is added to the workspace so that we can easily access the unity dash. The work space Is automatically expanding in nature and hence easy to manage many number of windows together.

The New Unity Look :

The New unity Look in ubuntu 11.10


ubuntu 11.10 search software or application

Download application from internet in ubuntu 11.10

LightDM :New Login screen manager

The coolest feature is the new login screen. A new login manager called LightDM is used. It is simple and  It has got a very different look and feel. it looks really beautiful and charming with the new appearance. I will put  screen-shots so that you can understand its  beauty. It also contain calender ,battery applets etc. And  have a special on screen-keyboard inbuilt:

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Ubuntu 11.10 login Screen without onscreen keyboard

Login with on-screen keyboard :

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Software Center with New features :

The new software center has improved a lot in construction ..the softwares are easy to Locate and user friendly .you can easily search and update your system using the new software center more better than ever. The simplicity is the most important factor here..more simple but visually better too.

Software Center with New features

Efficient new, window switching :

The switching between two windows has got a little funny animated graphic mode . You can switch between two windows by pressing

<clrl> +<tab>  and arrow (side ,up ) keys .

 Gnome panel Efficient new, window switching

Customize user settings :

The new interface provides a lot of customizations by default which was not available in Ubuntu 11.04 like the theme selectivity.


Many applications by default :

Applications like Libere office ,Brasero burner ,Banshee player , Firefox browser, etc are available with the installation pack as default and you don’t need to install it separately.

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This is the first impression that made by new Ubuntu11.10 Oneiric Ocelot to me. Till now without those old bugs in the previous Ubuntu version , the current Version Ubuntu 11.10 looks perfect. Will Update you all with the latest Ubuntu 11.10 Tricks and let’s see how this goes.

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