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OmeRobbie OmeRobbie is offline
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Default Anyone Ubuntu 10.10 netbook version running? - 10-26-2010, 07:28 PM

I have a dell mini9 with SSD and am very curious if someone already have the Ubuntu Maverick netbook version 10.10 installed.
Promises are boottimes less than 10 seconds?
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Default 10-26-2010, 09:33 PM

i don't have 10.10 but mine boots as follows;
10 seconds - BIOS
30 seconds - 10.04
27 seconds - wireless connection

This is with the slow SSD. With the 8 GB Stec I should be around 45 seconds total. What are you using now & what are your current boot times - I just used a stop watch to time mine so it is an estimate.


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Default 10-26-2010, 10:45 PM

Not interested by 10.10, because I prefer 10.04 as a LTS.
With 10.04 and 8Go STEC SSD:
32 s from 0 to wifi on.
5/6 s to switch off.

Moreover, I don't consider to change my SSD for a Runcore because I think my results would be worst.
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Default 10-28-2010, 10:00 AM

I'm running 10.04 Netbook edition here. Boot times are great, probably close to 10 seconds with my stock 16GB SSD.

For 10.10 they switched the netbook interface to Unity. It is still very rough, and IMO not a very good interface for netbooks. You can try both, but I would suggest going with 10.04. It's a long term release meaning it will be supported for 3 years, and it is very stable.
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Default 10-28-2010, 03:24 PM

Starting with the power off, and ending when I can ping the Internet via wireless, my Mini 9 takes about 45s to boot. My Mini 9 has 10.04 and the slow 4GB STEC SSD. From looking at the output of "bootchart", I think the main limitations of mine are the slow SSD and the slow CPU, so I don't expect 10.10 to enable miraculous speed improvements.


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Default 10-28-2010, 09:03 PM

I'm running OSX Leopard (10.5.8) which is running smoothly. It boots in less than 30s, not very bad. I have a runcore 16Gb SSD.
Actually I only use the netbook for surfing... So I will use the iPad (instant-on) for that purpose. Other OSX-functions aren't used. And upgrading to Snow leopard is a hassle.
I want to use the delll mini 9 for surfing, but want it to boot very quick. It surprises me that 10.10 is not the promise it was a half year ago (boottimes target less than 10 seconds)...
But it's good to hear that 10.4 netbook edition is less than 10seconds.
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Default 10-31-2010, 09:43 PM

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I'm running 10.04 Netbook edition here. Boot times are great, probably close to 10 seconds with my stock 16GB SSD.

For 10.10 they switched the netbook interface to Unity. It is still very rough, and IMO not a very good interface for netbooks. You can try both, but I would suggest going with 10.04. It's a long term release meaning it will be supported for 3 years, and it is very stable.
Yeah stick with 10.04. I installed 10.10 and reverted back to 10.04 after a day. The unity interface was really buggy. In particular I couldn't use the terminal services client in full-screen mode because the clicks at the top and left edges of the screen would get intercepted by the underlying Ubuntu desktop (which wasn't even visible.) Also, I have no idea how you get back to a launched application if you minimize it on Unity. Before you'd click the "taskbar" icon, Unity doesn't seem to have an icon that represents the current running instance of the application.

Also under 10.10, my webcam is still non-functional (it's been that way since the v9.04 release.) Does anyone know what I need to do to get my webcam running under the newer releases?
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Default 10-31-2010, 10:21 PM

I've just installed 10.10 Netbook Edition, dual-booting with Windows 7. After finally getting my wireless card working, I'm finding the interface generally really slow. Actual programs themselves seem quick enough, as do animations, but things like opening Files and Folders, or the Ubuntu menu thing take far too long.


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