Friday, September 30, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Wallpapers

It appears that I got a bunch of new wall papers with today's update of Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot in the Beta.  I like the train station wallpaper the best, as it seems to blend in with the Unity panel and Ambiance theme quite well.

Here is a screen shot of the new Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot wallpaper with the Dybbоlsbro Station featured.

There looks to be  about 15 new wall papers to choose from in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. Now that they are getting closer to release, I have been seeing very few crashes of desktop applications on my Dell Precision 360 workstation.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 Finds Fix for Nvidia issues from Ubuntu 11.04

I just ran the update to Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot on an Dell Precision 360 workstation.  I found much to my pleasant surprise that the closed source Nvidia driver now seems to be working properly.  With the previous version of Ubuntu (11.04) the Jockey-GTK program was not recognizing the availability of the closed source Nvidia drivers.  But now they are installed and working well.

Ubuntu 11.10 includes a 2D version of the Unity desktop, and I have been test driving it on my desktop system.  The Compiz version is a little slower, so I have been sticking to the 2D version for now.  Since this is still a beta release, I get an occasionally program crash. Since there are still many updates coming down the pike, this is to be expected.  Overall, I have been please with this latest version of Ubuntu!