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 Hiev on Thu 18th Oct 2012 18:41 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

I'm buying a new laptop tomorrow, just in time to try it out.

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by lucas_maximus on Thu 18th Oct 2012 18:51 in reply to "..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The wireless won't work

:trollface:

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by Hiev on Thu 18th Oct 2012 18:56 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

As a matter of fact it works, cause I have the same laptop right now but is not mine, It is from the place I work and wireless works good.

Let me tell you one think, if you want a Linux friendly laptop, buy a Samsung.

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by darknexus on Thu 18th Oct 2012 18:57 in reply to "RE: ..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

The wireless won't work

:trollface:

Aww, you beat me to it. ;) I was going to say sure, avoid the pain of Windows 8 and experience a whole new level of pain you will never forget. Although, truth be told, Wi-Fi isn't really the main problem with Linux these days. Audio and video, as well as external device connectivity (scanners, etc) are where the real pains are. If your device works, great. If it doesn't work, you're fcuked.

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by Lorin on Fri 19th Oct 2012 01:34 in reply to "RE: ..."
Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

Mine does with Ubuntu, Mint and Debian. Samsung is fairly linux friendly

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by cmost on Sat 20th Oct 2012 21:30 in reply to "RE: ..."
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

I get tired of Windows weenies dabbling with Linux and then concluding after half an hour that this that or the other didn't work so therefore Linux is crap. No, your hardware is probably crap or your knowledge of Linux is severely lacking. As a long-time Linux user (10 years now) I have learned that you do your homework before you purchase such things as new laptops, printers, scanners, motherboards, video cards and the like. It takes all of about a half hour on Google to figure out what is well supported and what isn't. Then, you simply buy accordingly saving yourself hours upon hours of headaches trying to force a square peg into a round hole and then blaming the innocent party when it doesn't work. Hardware manufactures don't write drivers for Linux and they disclose little about the inner-workings of their devices. Therefore an army of coders working for free has to reverse engineer these drivers. In my opinion, since most things simply work right out of the box, I have to conclude that these folks are doing a fabulous job! If you want to blame someone, blame the hardware vendors who don't document their devices well or support Linux in any way shape or form.

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