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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lucas_maximus Member since:

It would be nice if they did the fedora specialised versions.

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SeeM Member since:

athough their 18 Alpha revamped Anaconda in a really bad way :-(

Anaconda is a crap from Red Hat 9.x to this day and it's getting worse with every release. ;) How much RAM it needs now to launch graphical interface? 768 or more? Oh, you always can edit anaconda python files on Live CD and fix that. Did I say that only graphical one supports custom partitions? And you can't simply create extended partition, because it will be created automatically only after 3rd one. And it's slow as hell. Thankfully if you install the damn thing, RH/clones/Fedora are pretty fun and stable distros.

Ubuntu alternate is a brilliant thing compared to Anaconda. I always go with alternate, reminds me happy times with Debian, when I had more time for PC than today.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

Anaconda work fine, you can always run the text installer if you are short on memory.

Lets make up imaginary problems about an installer that has been working fine since redhat 7.1.

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jbicha Member since:

Actually, Ubuntu 32-bit isn't limited to only 4GB of memory.

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Hiev Member since:

Exactly, PAE for the win.

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