Testing Natty Narhwal Ubuntu 11.04

I have upgrade my Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04. This is the beta version before it reached stable version Ubuntu 11.11. The most notable changes from Maverick is the Unity Desktop. i would not go into detail on the difference between Maverick 10.10 and Natty 11.04, but if you are interested to know more Webupd8 has the answers. I am not going to tell you the technical stuff that even I don’t understand hehe.

Beside the Unity Desktop, Natty also have new default music player Banshee 1.9.5,LibreOffice 3.3.2, Banshee 1.9.5, Evolution 2.32.2 and Nautilus 2.32.2.1,Kernel 2.6.38, Xserver 1.10, Gnome 2.32.1, Shotwell 0.9, and  Firefox 4.0 RC2

Ubuntu 11.04 beta 1 comes with Kernel 2.6.38, Xserver 1.10, Gnome 2.32.1, Shotwell 0.9, Firefox 4.0 RC2 (apparently the package has not been updated to the final version, however, RC2 is identical to the final version), LibreOffice 3.3.2, Banshee 1.9.5, Evolution 2.32.2 and Nautilus 2.32.2.1.

Below are my installation screenshot of Natty 11.04. on my Dell Inspiron 1420. Now I have Vista, Linux Mint 10.10, Jolicloud 1.2 and Natty 11.04 on my laptop. Awesome !

The installation I can say that took less than one hours. I installed with internet connected. So half of the update job were done by internet connection. So I just need to install codec for mp3 and movie plus chrome.

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Cheap Notebook with Linux OS

Hi Guys,

How is your Chinese New Year Holidays ? Hope you spend it well or maybe still trauma from the heavy traffic jam on the way back to KL.  As for me I went to visit my brother in law in Kulim Kedah. Then drove around Penang and have Damia her first experience on ferry to Penang : )

As an Open Source supporter, I would like to promote effort by other Open Source user/blogger that try promote using Linux. This time JomLinux a leading Linux Community in Malaysia manage to get a cheaper notebook from Lenovo, Toshiba, Samsung and  Dell. How they manage to do that ? Simple ! Buy notebook without WINDOW OS . To those who want a cheap notebook and want to install ubuntu or Linux Mint, JomLinux is the answer. Plus they will install any Linux OS for free.

Without further a do, here are the list of notebook that they sell. For more details, please contact them at JomLinux.com.

BRAND MODEL CPU RAM HDD SCREEN PRICE
Lenovo IdeaPad G465 Athlon X2 X2-P340 1G D3 500 14 RM1,399.00
Lenovo IdeaPad G460 P6100 1G D3 500 14 RM1,499.00
Lenovo IdeaPad Z460 i5-480 2G D3 500 14 RM1,799.00
Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 T6570 2G D3 320 14 RM2,099.00
Toshiba L645-1159U i3-380M 2G D3 500 14 RM1,899.00
Toshiba C640-1025U P6200/DC 2G D3 320 14 RM1,499.00
Samsung R439 P6100 1G D3 320 14 RM1,299.00
Dell Inspiron 14 N4030 P6200 2G D3 500 14 RM1,399.00
Dell Inspiron 14 N4030 i3-380 2G D3 500 14 RM1,599.00
Dell Inspiron 14R N4010 i3-380 2G D3 320 14 RM1,799.00
Dell Inspiron 15R N5010 i3-380 4G D3 500 15 RM1,999.00

No need to go to Lowyat anymore. What are you waiting for, HURRY grab one.

p/s This is not a paid post since as you can see my writing is not that convincing enough.

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