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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Quick Review
by arcterex on Fri 19th Oct 2012 00:11 UTC
arcterex
Member since:
2007-08-14

Still can't block msn spammers in Empathy? Check.

Unity still slow? Check.

Resets previous settings somehow? Check.

Still feels sluggish on a core i7 / 6G ram machine? Check.

Empathy UI even worse than before? Check.

Still has minimal config for the launcher, and bad dual monitor support? Check.

So basically the same as 12.04, pretty disappointing. There *are* some nice little updates and tweaks, but this is not (and I don't think it's supposed to be) a major revolutionary update.

Please please please can someone make it so I can block the 18 msn spammers that message me as soon as I log in to msn (when I can log in).

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RE: Quick Review
by nej_simon on Fri 19th Oct 2012 10:04 in reply to "Quick Review"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

Unity still slow? Check.

...

Still feels sluggish on a core i7 / 6G ram machine? Check.


Something must be wrong with your computer or drivers then. Have you tried submitting a bug report? Unity has problems on low end machines such as those based on Intel Atom or AMD E- or C-series CPUs, but it has no problems running on for example a core 2 machine given a decent graphics card.

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RE: Quick Review
by Soulbender on Sat 20th Oct 2012 04:03 in reply to "Quick Review"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Unity still slow? Check.


Unity still fast on my 7 year old laptop with 768MB ram? Check.

Resets previous settings somehow? Check.


Never had that problem? Check.

Still feels sluggish on a core i7 / 6G ram machine? Check.


Still feels fast on a machine with much lower specs? CHeck.

Still has minimal config for the launcher, and bad dual monitor support? Check.


Still great dual-monitor support and the right launcher config out of the box? Check.

Edited 2012-10-20 04:03 UTC

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RE[2]: Quick Review
by voodoo123 on Sat 20th Oct 2012 13:20 in reply to "RE: Quick Review"
voodoo123 Member since:
2011-03-24

I agree with the above as far as Unity speed, never losing settings, and the sluggishness not being problems, however dual monitor support has been a big issue for me in Ubuntu. The real issue is not Ubuntu in my case though as it is across board with any distro I use. For whatever reason I have really bad screen tearing and can't seem to resolve it. I think a hardware change is needed for my setup.

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RE: Quick Review
by Soulbender on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 06:39 in reply to "Quick Review"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Empathy UI even worse than before? Check.


In all fairness, I must agree with this. The Empathy ui is now quite horrible.

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