So the day is here and we’ve been using Lucid for a while as it’s involved.I generally don’t upgrade my laptop’s internal hard drive until about a week or two after the final release. But my external hard drive and netbook having been lucid for a long time now.
What I like:
Me Menu – Excellent feature, excellent design, good work. A bit of extra polish that goes above and beyond any other operating system.
PiTiVi – A good simple video edit, it needs a bit more polish and a bit more bug fixing for various different media formats that people might want to edit, but it’s a really good start.
Ground Control – Is now in the repositories and I’m biased but I’m very pleased to see it available without any difficulty so people can get right into contributing to FOSS.
Updated Software Center – The state of the software centre in 9.10 was a bit raw and rough around the edges so it’s great to see further advancement with the design of the centre. Especially when it comes to getting things from PPAs.
Branding – I like the new branding, I think the font is cleaner and more polished and the logo is acceptable. We’ve already been replacing various logos in the community, although the release of the SVGs could have been done weeks ago instead of waiting all this time for them.
What I don’t like:
Default Theme – See previous post, I don’t like it, the white is garbage and the black is bearable.
Window Buttons on left by default – See previous post, bad decision backed up by Iraq dossier level of excuses.
Removal of Gimp – I like gimp, it could do with a lighter version, but I don’t yet see any replacement for what it does for people’s image editing needs.
Most of these items are because we have a lack of investment of either time or money in various projects, all of them are things Canonical isn’t focused on but users are hungry for.
Phone Syncing – We still don’t have the designs right at the moment and data access for older devices is bad.
Printers and Scanners that work – So many devices don’t work, with either never work or are just missing identification and proper PPD files.
Accounting – At some point people are going to demand to be able to do more accounting, much easier. Something like PiTiVi for accounts which is simple and effective for quick uses.
libdvdcss – An installation method that doesn’t suck like Dracula.
What are your thoughts?