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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I've been running 12.04 for a month
by Dasher42 on Fri 27th Apr 2012 03:27 UTC
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Unity is much improved over what it was. I'm running with an NVidia driver and that's pretty sweet. Still, I opted to apt-get xubuntu-desktop, add the elementaryos project's PPA's, and add plank, because there are still aspects of Unity that hard-code my keyboard layout in ways I don't want.

Keyboard layout is the last thing I want to see changing. That's hard-coded muscle memory. In fact, there ought to be a small unified keyboard service that all Linux desktops interface with, editing in a way similar to XFCE's editable accelerators and kept consistent, because I just have to keep getting work done and I'm tired of changes to the desktop disrupting that. Fiddle with menus all you want, add docks and launchers - let the user control their keyboard, dammit! That's a bigger investment than mouse menus.

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