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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by Dave_K on Fri 19th Oct 2012 14:34 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
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Then of course when it comes to your time and effort (have you ever waited through over an hour, and no less than four reboots, for Windows to get through an update? I have)

Four reboots? Windows updates can be annoying, but I don't think I've ever seen that many...

The two worst upgrade experiences I've ever had were with Linux. In both cases I was dumped to the CLI after updating because something had broken X.

Most non-rolling distributions recommend a clean install when there's a new version, and there are often lots of problems if you don't. Reinstalling an OS completely is a more time consuming process than installing a service pack, even if that means rebooting a few times.

I have to laugh at the idea that Linux would save me time and effort. I probably spend 90% of my time using Windows, but easily 90% of the time I've had to spend solving problems has been down to Linux issues. To me the idea that Linux is as easy to use as Windows is a total fantasy.

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