May 22, 2019 posted by

xubuntu yakkety

Looks and behaves just fine. This is just madness. Skype wouldn’t launch from a shortcut the very first time, just before EULA, and Gnome Software died once before I had it removed from my computer. I had no trouble initializing and using the iPhone and the Ubuntu Phone. Do you see why the Linux desktop is such an amateurish effort? This made the Bluetooth utility crash.

Name: Grokree
Format: JPEG, PNG
License: For Personal Use Only
iPhone 5, 5S resolutions 640×1136
iPhone 6, 6S resolutions 750×1334
iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus resolutions 1080×1920
Android Mobiles HD resolutions 360×640, 540×960, 720×1280
Android Mobiles Full HD resolutions 1080×1920
Mobiles HD resolutions 480×800, 768×1280
Mobiles QHD, iPhone X resolutions 1440×2560
HD resolutions 1280×720, 1366×768, 1600×900, 1920×1080, 2560×1440, Original

The desktop launched with two problems. Well, the Skype icon looks ugly in the system area, and it cannot be hidden. After that, things improved somewhat. The familiar blue color scheme abides.

Index of /ubuntu-cd/xubuntu//release

Very little to complain about, I must say. If you recall my Ubuntu Yak review, this didn’t work well. Booted fine, pretty and all. In more detail, the Wireless network worked fine and only died toward the end of the live session, necessitating revival through the removal and then re-insertion of the RTLBE kernel module.


Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Released. Here’s What’s New

Seems to work just fine. Remember my article on consistency in the Linux world? Then, it started getting better and better and better, and soon it became a favorite. This is just madness. After so much torture and pain, we finally get something reasonable. Same hardware, same reviewer, same methods.

Xubuntu 16.10 Wallpaper

It’s faster, more elegant, more relevant, more accurate. Xubuntu is a strange one. I feel as if a weight has dropped off my chest. Which were there in Ubuntu. I had no trouble initializing and using the iPhone and the Ubuntu Phone.

The partition discovery was fairly long, but after I had selected the root and formatted it, the subsequent refresh was instant, which was not the case with Papa Boontu. Screen dimming on inactivity worked as expected. Practical, if slightly boring. Overall, Xubuntu behaved well.

Less than 10 minutes into the live session, I could spot five or six big, cardinal differences between these two distros. The discovery of network shares and printers was also super quick. All the Fn buttons were properly initialized, and Wireless was working after waking from sleep, which is another difference compared to the autumn release of Ubuntu. However, unlike Ubuntu Yes, there are problems and glitches, and of course, the unholy Gnome Software needs to be destroyed with photon torpedoes.


I was able to connect to the Ubuntu Phone, but it flickered on and yakkkety, and in the end, I failed to setup a stable link and use the device as either the audio source or sink. We have it again. Parole was able to play music off the latter, too, albeit without meta data, unlike Rhythmbox in Ubuntu. The inconsistency yakkty system behavior compared to Ubuntu is quite worrying, and this is nothing new. Long time ago, I hated it. Well there you go. After that, things went downhill.

Smooth playback, and you even get media art in Parole, which also shows up yakoety in the system area, plus notifications, plus volume control menu. Well, we had them network-related hiccups.