After talking with some folks on Google+ this morning I realized today was the release day for Ubuntu 11.10 codenamed Oneiric Ocelot. When Ubuntu was my primary distribution I used to follow the Ubuntu release cycle closely. That was until they switched to Unity and I switched to Linux Mint.
I switched from away from Ubuntu for several reasons.
- Not all my computers are able to run Unity in 3D.
- Running 2D mode is not an option.
- Although I think I could get used to it, I didn’t like the new interface. I love the old GNOME feel.
- The sheep factor – Everyone else was having hardware problems which led me to believe with some of my older hardware I would too.
Now that Unity has had some time to mature I’m curious if a lot of users are switching back. I’ve seen a few blog posts and mentions of the latest versions working out a lot of the problems. Before I take the plunge I wanted to see what you thought. Is Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot all it’s hyped up to be or is Ubuntu releasing another headache?