The new version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu 11.10 named Oneiric Ocelot) has been released. With the new features, I want to show you how it works in a VirtualBox Machine.
The release of Ubuntu 11.10 includes some clever enhancements to make your Ubuntu experience even more enjoyable. Take a look at what’s new and then feel free explore Ubuntu for yourself.
- Ubuntu Software Centre
- The launcher
- The dash
- Application switching
Ubuntu Software Centre
The Ubuntu Software Centre gives you instant access to thousands of apps. With the Ubuntu 11.10 redesign, you can see the top-rated apps, compare apps by rating and user reviews, keep track of what you’ve installed, and sync your apps between all your Ubuntu computers.
It’s pretty hard to miss the 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, add and remove applications and bookmarks, and keep track of your open windows.
When you click on the Ubuntu logo in the top-left corner of the launcher, 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. And you can search by type of app or file with our new filters menu.
Ubuntu 11.10 gives you a really easy way to manage multiple windows and applications. You can use Alt + Tab and Alt + Grave to switch between applications or application windows. No more cramping multiple apps into a small space.
COME ON VIRTUALBOX
As usual, the installation is very simple so we can go ahead
- Base is not installed by default so if you need it you shall perform a new installation.
- As default browser Ubuntu 11.10 comes with Firefox 7.0.1
- The default mail client is Thunderbird
- For social networking it provides gwibber and empathy
- Banshee Media Player
- Brasero Disc Burner
- Movie Player
- Sound recorder