Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 14:56 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu 13.04 has been released, with the Linux 3.8.8 kernel, a faster and less resource hungry Unity desktop, LibreOffice 4.0, and much more. Ubuntu users will know where to get it, and you're looking for a new installation, have fun. Also fun: UbuntuKylin.
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by Hiev on Thu 25th Apr 2013 15:03 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Good, but the bad part is that Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 ships with GNOME 3.6 and not 3.8.

Edited 2013-04-25 15:06 UTC

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by UltraZelda64 on Thu 25th Apr 2013 19:08 in reply to "..."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Has GNOME 3 even got usable yet, as of 3.6 and 3.8? Last I checked, it wasn't even worth using, but 3.4 was slightly "better" (note: that's not saying much) than 3.0 and 3.2. Last I checked, even if you didn't mind the interface (I didn't like it), the desktop still required lots of memory and some strong, compatible 3D graphics hardware if you wanted any chance of running it.

Have there been any major performance/system requirement improvements, and noteworthy GUI improvements since then? Or is it the same old load of crap all around?

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by Delgarde on Fri 26th Apr 2013 02:01 in reply to "RE: ..."
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

the desktop still required lots of memory and some strong, compatible 3D graphics hardware if you wanted any chance of running it.


It needs good drivers more than it needs good hardware. The current Fedora release runs just fine on my crappy five-year-old netbook, with a first-gen Atom processor, 1Gb RAM, and Intel graphics. I mean, it's not *fast*, but it's adequate, and no worse than anything other desktop I've tried on that machine.

It also works just fine on the onboard ATI chip on my current machine... I forget what it is, but it's about three or four years old, a 4550 or something like that. Again, not an especially powerful or memory-heavy machine...

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by Hiev on Fri 26th Apr 2013 03:15 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Why don't you try it your self?

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by Savior on Fri 26th Apr 2013 06:51 in reply to "..."
Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

Good, but the bad part is that Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 ships with GNOME 3.6 and not 3.8.


And another bad part is that Ubuntu Unity comes with Gnome...

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by dulus on Fri 26th Apr 2013 09:36 in reply to "..."
dulus Member since:
2006-07-14

No no, bad part is that they don't ship it with Gnome 2.32 !

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by nej_simon on Fri 26th Apr 2013 14:17 in reply to "..."
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

You can always use the gnome3 ppa. It has some pre-release packages currently but I expect it to be updated to stable packages soon.

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by cmost on Fri 26th Apr 2013 21:57 in reply to "..."
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

Really?!? Do you really think a PPA won't appear (if it hasn't already) to update Gnome to 3.8?

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by Hiev on Sat 27th Apr 2013 00:18 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

There is one PPA already, but is not complete and has drawbacks.

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