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Ubuntu 11.10: 11 Great Features You Can Expect

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In the past few weeks, we have covered a lot about Ubuntu 11.04 as well as its controversial Unity interface. However now, it’s time to take a look at the future of Ubuntu, which is 11.10. Despite being a standard release, Oneiric Ocelot, the upcoming version of Ubuntu will include many important changes. With the somewhat unexciting response Ubuntu Natty received after its release, the onus is now on developers to make sure Ubuntu reaches its 200 million users goal as early as possible.

After a great Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest, developers have already started working on new features that have been outlined for Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot". Here are 11 such features that are expected to be included in the final version:

1. GNOME 3

GNOME 3 is the revolutionary new desktop from the highly revered GNOME foundation. The shell desktop, from which Unity’s interface was inspired, will be soon be seen in Fedora 15. Ubuntu users will be able to try out the new interface once Oneiric Ocelot is released by installing it from the official repositories.

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