Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Apr 2012 20:58 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Canonical team has released Ubuntu 12.04 - a new long term support release. The biggest new feature is the HUD, an addition to the traditional application menu system, where you can search for the actions you want to perform instead of having to hunt for them in menus. Unity overall has been improved, and I must say that even though this new release is simply not at all ready for Asus ZenBooks, Unity runs perfectly well on it, and to my own shock and surprise, I'm slowly warming up to it. It's starting to make sense, it looks nice (especially after some custom tweaking), has become a lot more configurable, and it's really, really, really fast.
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RE: sleep/hibernate ?
by bassbeast on Fri 27th Apr 2012 06:05 UTC in reply to "sleep/hibernate ?"
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What I find sad is they claim Ubuntu is "Linux for humans" aka new users, yet when i pick my netbook, which is one of the more popular lines, which actually started out with Linux? what do i find immediately after the install page but this, the "fixes"

Now does ANY of this look even a LITTLE noob friendly? this is one thing I can't stress enough, if you want Linux to succeed then you can't have pages of gobbledygook that a normal bog standard person, NOT a Linux admin or someone with Bash experience, is expected to accomplish by themselves! Either focus on drivers and stability or have a "Help me!" button so that someone that actually have skill and experience can take command and do this instead of expecting Suzy the checkout girl to suddenly become a fricking programmer!

As many complaints as i have with Windows this is ONE thing they get right. my 71 year old dad got impatient and decided to install Win 7 on his new machine all by himself. when i get there what do i find? A perfectly running machine, windows took care of all the drivers, no need to even insert any discs, it even pointed out he didn't have an AV and popped up a page with several free ones and pay ones to choose from. the ONLY thing I had to do was show him how to install Firefox.

It really doesn't matter how much cool stuff you put in if every device has to have a "fixes' page and I'm sorry but the average user won't care what the reason is, that's just an excuse. All they will know is the computer is broken and you expect them to take a dozen levels in geek skillz to get it working. I ran nothing but Linux for 3 years, I still run it in a VM now, but in all honestly this kind of stuff just makes Linux look like a geek server OS. I mean this is supposed to be the EASY OS remember?

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