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: Borked my upgrade
by ricegf on Fri 27th Apr 2012 11:00 UTC in reply to "Borked my upgrade"
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I think you'll grow fond of it.

I absolutely loved the Application / Places / System tri-menu of the old Ubuntus, to the point that I was really annoyed when I had to use Windows - but now I'm quite productive using Unity's sidebar, and Windows is slightly less annoying.

I tried both Mint (Cinnamon) and OpenSUSE (KDE4) six months ago, but found I actually prefer Unity. It's getting better each release.

I never upgrade major versions of *any* OS. A clean install is always worth the time IMHO.

Oops - 12.04 download just finished. It's showtime...

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