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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64-bit is fine; PAE is a hack that should not be encouraged, as Linus explains.

I would describe it like overused antibiotics: good for specific users, bad for the community. Luckily, 64-bit is the standard now, and every major distribution supports 32-bit emulation for apps like Skype.

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Soulbender Member since:

PAE is a hack that should not be encouraged, as Linus explains.

Indeed it is a hack but on the other hand it solves the problem for most users. Few users in Ubuntu's target demographic really need to run applications that requires more than 4GB RAM and those who do know to use 64bit.

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Hypnos Member since:

You are correct that it benefits single users who do not have demanding computing tasks.

However, it's a pain for system developers who have to cater both the desktop user and the power user, as well as those writing apps for the power user. Better to drag along the desktop user into 64-bit land.

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