Spent yesterday evening playing with Ubuntu 11.10 Beta. This time NOT on my running 11.04 installation though, just a fresh install. Even I can learn a lesson.
Other than Lousy Lynx
it installed flawlessly at least.
Fun started when I tried to install VMWare tools (which I need for remote folders, which I need to get my sources on the machine). Didn't compile. Not a single one of the extensions. Duh VMware. Never get their tools up to date with current kernels. The missing header for the now missing Big Kernel Lock appears to be the problem.
Installed "open-vmware-tools". Installs fine. Now what? Now nothing. Nobody tells you what files were installed and what to do with them. No avail.
Googled some more. Someone has made a patch. VMWare Tools compile. But - still no remote folders.
The real WTF is the new UI. (10.4 excluded VMWare users from it, now it has caught up with us at last.) Hey, I got fat buttons to open Firefox or Open Office. And if I want to do something else? Back to Terminal you go. Start Menu? Installed Programs ? Synaptic ? Nothing. Even a simple shutdown now requires a console command. But it looks a bit like an IPhone. Am I delighted. And did I mention the new Software Center is crap and creates "has crashed" windows all the time?
So - no test if aMule compiles or works with it for now. Sorry. Maybe I'll take another look at Fedora. AFTER there are new VMWare Tools (same Kernel I bet). I remember Virtual Box was better with it's tools, but that was before it was bought up by Oracle, and it was soo daammnneedd sssllloooowwwww....