Quick Thoughts on Ubuntu 11.04

First thoughts:

  • I really dislike the Unity interface.  The buttons are too large and you can’t move the Unity bar elsewhere (e.g. bottom).  The head developer states that this is by design – so much for the user choice for configuration.
  • I had problems installing VMware WorkStation.  You really need 7.1.4 as it fixes some problems.  I had, like others, problems with getting the display working.  That is, the VMware guest would run but I couldn’t display the console.  The fix from this, from a number of sources is to do the following:
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/vmware/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0/libglib-2.0.so.0
vmware
  • The cube is gone from task manager – you can enable it but it is convoluted.
  • I think that I’m going back to 10.10.  Less buggy.  There aren’t any features I’ve found that are good enough for me to upgrade at this point.

And yes, I’m actually getting worse in posting.

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