Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2012 18:15 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu 12.10 has been released, sporting the rather... Interesting tagline 'Avoid the pain of Windows 8'. Two main features are that websites can now be treated as actual applications, integrating them into Unity. The divide between local and online content when searching has also been softened, which, they claim, makes it easier to find what you're looking for. On the server side, it includes the Folsom release of OpenStack, "Cinder, for block storage and Quantum, a virtual networking API. Ubuntu's Metal-as-a-Service bare-metal provisioning tool has been updated and now supports Calxeda hyperscale hardware based on ARM".
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It always grates me that Canonical "recommend" the 32-bit of Ubuntu Desktop on their Web site (despite simultaneously offering only the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Server on the site).

I've been running 64-bit Linuxes since 2005 and now have 32GB pf RAM on my desktop and yet apparently, Ubuntu is "recommending" me to use a maximum of 4GB RAM and a 32-bit system! All desktop PCs bought in the last 2-3 years have been 64-bit capable - isn't it time Ubuntu caught up with its "recommended" bitness?

And as for where the torrent links are - it's crazy that these are given such low prominence: ->
Get Ubuntu 12.10 ->
Ubuntu Desktop ->
Alternative downloads (scroll way down to the bottom left to discover this link...most people won't) ->
Ubuntu 12.10 torrents

The irony is that they are now listing 64-bit torrents ahead of 32-bit ones and yet they're not recommended at all apparently?!

Oh and now the distro finally exceeds a 700MB CD size (who on earth burns Linux distros on CDs nowadays?!), it's time they added a lot more to their ISO images and actually offered a decent way to customise exactly which packages (both as groups and as individual packages) are installed off the DVD. Fedora is so much better at this than Ubuntu, athough their 18 Alpha revamped Anaconda in a really bad way :-(

Edited 2012-10-18 19:27 UTC

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