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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” Beta 2 has been released. I installed it in VirtualBox (with 3D support) to see what’s new since 11.04.
The first thing I noticed is the new login screen. GDM has been replaced by LightDM, a display manager with a lighter-weight codebase than GDM that uses WebKit to draw an HTML-based login screen. Functionally, the new login screen is almost identical to the old one, but it sports a new theme with a basic scrolling animation.
Déjà Dup (under the name “Backups”) has been added bring easy backup functionality to the default desktop.