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Re: Latest Kubuntu GNU/Linux a "solid desktop experience."

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____/ Kelsey Bjarnason on Sunday 17 Jul 2011 23:25 : \____

> On Tue, 12 Jul 2011 08:52:41 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Reviews: Trying Kubuntu 11.04
> I'm running it now, and thus far I've encountered a few relatively minor
> hiccups.
> Firefox 4, plus flash, results in a flickering nightmare of unusability.
> Chrome, on the other hand, with the same flash engine, works flawlessly.
> Similar video distortions were appearing on the desktop, with 3D effects
> enabled.  Different versions of various nvidia drivers resulted
> different, but still unfortunate effects... but 3D gaming does not show
> similar effects, so I suspect it's an issue with desktop effects, rather
> than with the video driver.
> One which is driving me a little batty is power saving (sleep mode) and
> wireless.  Wireless works, no problem.  Close laptop lid, head off
> somewhere else, open it up and, often as not, wireless won't come back,
> and I see "device is in hard sleep" (or something similar) messages in
> the log.
> It's possible the onboard wireless is flaking out, the device is a couple
> years old now, but either way, it's annoying, and the only reliable way
> out is a power cycle.
> Linux perfect?  Not bloody likely.  Just a damned sight better than the
> other options.

It's good to stick with LTS releases. They are more polished. I use Kubuntu 10.04.

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