Download Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) CD ISO / DVD Images

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Ubuntu Linux (a GNU/Linux-based computer operating system) version 11.10 has been released and available for download. The new release includes some enhancements to make your experience even more enjoyable. The Default user interface is set to unity shell on top of GNOME 3.x. However, you will get a 2D version of Unity as a fallback for systems that lack the hardware resources for the 3D version. The good news is you will be able to install the entire GNOME 3 desktop along with GNOME Shell directly from the Ubuntu repos.

Ubuntu Linux version 11.10 Desktop Screenshot
Ubuntu Linux version 11.10 Desktop Screenshot

Download Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10 (Natty Narwhal) DVD

You can install using live DVD for Intel/Amd based systems:

  1. 64 Bit DVD version (4G)
  2. 32 Bit DVD version (3.9G)

How Do I Upgrade To Ubuntu v11.10?

You can directly upgrade to Ubuntu v11.10 from Ubuntu v10.04, see upgrade howto here.

Stay tuned for our review, which will come out soon.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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33 comment

  1. I have just updated the 11.10 from 11.04, I am unable to login, though a username is being showed, old password is not being accepted. How to proceed ahead. I have entered into guest session and managing this post.

    Please help me out in this


  2. Hello,

    I have updated from 11.04 to 11.10, but now I am unable to login because the password for the username is accepted but the same screen re-appears. What am I supposed to do, to have the same Desktop and to log in the user. As of now, I am logged into guest and typing this message.

    Please help me regarding this.


  3. Ubuntu looks like a big iphone screen. Are there any versions of Gnome you can install that don’t look like a game full of icons. The icon world kills my productivity. Is LXDE the only option for all of us older than the 29 year old icon generation? At least they haven’t killed terminal yet. Maybe the next version they will force us to use web shell in a browser too!

  4. @Sharat – Hold the Left Shift key when rebooting to get the Grub menu. Then select the RESCUE option, then you will be able to connect to your system in a variety of ways to reset your password.

    @Charles – You can choose other desktops before logging in. You can find that at the bottom of the screen when you are typing your password.

  5. It is never a good idea to upgrade to a just released version. There are always bugs coming up, sometimes platform regarding, other software compatibilities. I rather prefer to wait until the migration process is mature, bugs are fixed and the process is safer.

    1. I stayed with Ubuntu 10.10 and installed Mac2Ubuntu…
      Unity does SU** it is a copy of the old easy peasy crap.

      I luv Ubuntu 10.10 w/ Mac2Ubuntu!!!

      Right on amadeus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

  6. Sharat, is your problem that rather than actually telling you your password is rejected, the screen goes blank for a while, then returns to the login screen? I ask because this is the problem I’m experiencing – I’m able to login as a guest, as I am right now as well, but if I type the password wrong, it still gives me that error message; however, the correct passage logs in and then conks out.

    I have little idea what to do about it, though. Any ideas?

  7. Agree with h@des, but if noone update and try when the bugs will find out ? Just dont use the newset as production until fixed is better statement. Playing in desktop or development better experience, we will get 🙂

  8. If 11.10 is going to break what I’ve already have setup as far as my Gnome/Compiz desktop, why would I upgrade? What are the pros?

  9. i install the v.11.10 for a raid and it dident let me download enything nor could i get certen drivers to watch movies im going to re download it aguen and see if it works goos cous i want the program

  10. Will The Computer Guy – Shall try and check it.

    Sashin – Shall keep it in mind for next updates.

    Quicksilver – Bingo, you wrote exactly what is happening at my end too. But, I am little away from my work-place for few days, so could not try out many options. I shall update if I could resolve it, expecting same from you as well.

  11. OK. So I upgraded to 11.10. I do not like Unity. I wanted my old Gnome/Compiz desktop back. These links helped me get it back, mostly.

    How to remove the top bar with the Apple-style global menu: <– This uses the gnome-tweak-tool and didn’t help me, because it also removed my desktop icons.

    This is what worked:
    To remove the global menu run sudo apt-get remove appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt in a terminal. You will need to restart your computer before the change takes effect.

    Just right-clicking on the top and bottom panels for the pane properties ldoes not work now. You need to ALT + Windows-key + Right-mouse-click on the panel to get to the panel’s properties.

  12. Hello All,

    I could find a work around of it. I created the root login with the procedure mentioned in the link below:

    But even from root when I change the password, it updates password change successfully, though unable to login and the result remains same as explained earlier. As my data was intact, as is expected, I created another user-account with adduser “username” command from root, and could successfully copy all content from old user (from root login) to the new user and changed the file permissions.

    I am OK with not deleting the previous user account, until am assured of no data loss.

    Hope this info helps !!!

  13. hey i am new to ubuntu and i want to put it on my PC. i have downloaded the ubuntu 11.10 ISO CD images 32 bit.. the problem is my PC has crashed and the windows killing blue screen appeared.. i have some very important files in the C drive i want to save them. so i want to know how to load the ubuntu 11.10 onto my comp without deleting the c drive. please help ASAP.

    1. do the live CD or USB and copy all the data to pen-drive or External Hard-Disk Drive, which u want !!!

  14. PC is 512 MB RAM, 80 GB hard disk, windows XP. my PC is outdated i have to do somethin bout it i kno but l8r now i hav put in ubuntu .. pls help

  15. Hi Guys……you can allow Ubuntu 11.10 to install over Ubuntu 11.04 and once this has been done, dont log in as a guest, when Ubuntu 11.10 is coming up hit the enter key only and this will bring up the normal OS. I installed over Ubuntu 11.04 on a Toshiba computer that is 8 years old and I had no problems, in fact it is working now !
    I have two computers and this message is being sent via windows 7 But I love Ubuntu 11.10 its a great OS.

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