I wanted to write 1st impression about the new Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala.
This version of Ubuntu is just amazing. It's taking the Linux operating systems into a higher level.
- Ubuntu performance is great. Applications are way faster than before.
- It's more user friendly. A beginner with Ubuntu and Linux can easily find his way to the basic functionality of the system.
The User Interface is improved and more organized. They changed almost every icon in the system to a more elegant one.
The Login Window is more elegant even than Ubuntu 9.04.
- The Add/Remove Applications tool is not installed by default now. They replaced it with a new program "Ubuntu Software Center". The new center is more user friendly and shows the applications categories first.
- Good news for me :D (and intel video cards owner), Karmic now supports the intel video cards.
There will be no flickering problems on 3D and compiz. (Used to have when i play a video and rotate the desktop cube, used to have black in the video window)
I have only 2 comments on Karmic:
1- Boot Time is relatively longer than Ubuntu 9.04. Maybe coz i have lots of apps, 2 of them are MySql server and Apache server :D.
2- NTFS partitions behave differently. You need to type your password everytime you mount them (ofcourse this can be changed easily).
Anyway, Karmic is worth trying. It's the Linux distribution you can give it to your non-geeky friends.
I can really say now "Linux for Human Beings" :)