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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Fri 19th Oct 2012 07:38 UTC
Luminair
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2007-03-30

who is ubuntu relevant to in 2012? who uses it? any businesses, schools? it is not tops at distrowatch anymore, so it appears its now a has-been for enthusiasts.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Symgeosis on Fri 19th Oct 2012 20:50 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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2005-09-13

it is not tops at distrowatch anymore, so it appears its now a has-been for enthusiasts.

That's a bit of a leap. All Mint variations on Distrowatch are counted as a single distro. If you combine the ranking for every official Ubuntu variation that's on the list you get a drastically different number putting it at the top. Is it as popular as it once was? No. Is it even close to being yesterday's news? Definitely not. (and to be clear, I haven't used Ubuntu in years so this isn't some Ubuntu fanboy defending his favorite distro)

Edited 2012-10-19 20:56 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Fri 19th Oct 2012 23:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

good point! I didn't notice the other ubuntu variations on the distrowatch list because they are so unpopular.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Soulbender on Sat 20th Oct 2012 03:53 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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2005-08-18

Distrowatch isn't an accurate measurement of anything.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 20th Oct 2012 22:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

WELL THEN! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EDUCATE THE IGNORANT, GOOD SIR!

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