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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Wait for the reviews...
by Jason Bourne on Fri 27th Apr 2012 00:12 UTC
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Just wait for the reviews. There'll be mixed up feelings about it. To me, Unity is a overall failure. I've moved to RHEL 6.2 and plan to stay with that for at least two to three years after this desktop mess along the lines of Unity and GNOME Hell is more settled.

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RE: Wait for the reviews...
by Lennie on Fri 27th Apr 2012 11:48 in reply to "Wait for the reviews..."
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Actually Unity and GNOME fallback in this Ubuntu release seem to make a lot more sense.

It is a LTS release after all.

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No, actually the fallback mode is jerky. It's becoming common place to indicate this mode for "possible unaware" users. However, I am far from dormant concerning the GNOME 3 Fall back mode. I tried Ubby LTS, and I had 2 crashes on me. Ubby 12.04 is, as the "Linux User" online review says: "Precisely what we feared".

What impressed me was Kubuntu, seems to be departing from Canonical philosophies... they put a nicer splash screen and the only issues I've found are related to KDE itself (No, they haven't got rid of that stupid moon when logging out).

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