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Lubuntu 11.10 Experience
I know you guys have a lot of release-ciritical issues to deal with.
However, I would like to pass on to you my recent experience with the
Initially, I installed 11.04 Lubuntu on my Gateway netbook and was very
surprised and delighted with the experience. It was very fast, clean,
professional, and functional. I installed the Cairo dock and was very
Then I upgraded the netbook to 11.10 and it all changed.
First of all, the Cairo dock has a bug (fails to detect that xcompmgr is
running) so I can't use it (not your problem I know).
Second, the performance has taken a significant hit. IMO, 11.10 boots
slower, and seems to lag on any screen click. Takes longer to launch
applications, etc. Thinking it was an upgrade issue I did a clean
install and experienced the same behavior. Also, as a minor point and I
know this is really subjective and can be changed, but 11.04 had a
better color for its default theme, blue top with white letters. It was
So, I have gone back to 11.04 on my netbook and now run Lubuntu 11.04
and 11.10 in Virtualbox to do testing. Even in that environment I can
notice the difference in performance between the two releases.
I understand that you guys do packaging and that the basic Ubuntu
release is out of your hands.