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    Phoronix: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" Released

    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the "Precise Pangolin", was officially released this morning...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5MjU

  • #2
    Now the wait for the .1 "actually stable" release

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      Phoronix: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" Released

      Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the "Precise Pangolin", was officially released this morning...

      http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5MjU
      I'm waiting for Mint 13, as it'll be far less annoying to stick with Mate/Gnome2 or Cinnamon.

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      • #4
        I've been using 12.04 since late alpha .something release. I love Unity. Good job Ubuntu!

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        • #5
          As far as I see here, the 32bit version is still recommended. Isn't 64-bit version supposed to be recommended from 12.04 on?

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          • #6
            I'll try Mint again as soon as they support basic functionality like RAID in the installer.

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            • #7
              I just tried it. What an awful OS. Seriously, this thing sucks. There's no menu to start apps, you can't even SEE what apps you have installed even, you can't install apps unless you know the magic word in a terminal, you can't uninstall apps, the GUI sucks ass...

              Ubuntu is dead.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                I just tried it. What an awful OS. Seriously, this thing sucks.

                There's no menu to start apps, you can't even SEE what apps you have installed even, you can't install apps unless you know the magic word in a terminal, you can't uninstall apps, the GUI sucks ass...

                Ubuntu is dead.

                There's no menu to start apps:
                - Upper left, type in word thats somewhat like the app you want "internet/word/text/java"
                or
                - Upper left, bottom, select second icon from left for category. Filter all by system/games/media/internet... etc. Same results as navigating tree menus with additional contextual search, or combinations of search params.


                you can't even SEE what apps you have installed even:
                - Left hand bar, launch Ubuntu Software Center, on top select "Installed Software" and drill down.
                or
                - Install Synaptic
                or
                - Upper left, search by installed categories, filter, etc, much like before.


                you can't install apps unless you know the magic word in a terminal
                - See Ubuntu Sofware Center above.


                you can't uninstall apps
                - See Ubuntu Sofware Center above. Search installed software, click that "remove" button


                the GUI sucks ass...
                - It appears you didn't even bother to learn the GUI. You can't draw conclusions, or, such drastic ones.


                Ubuntu is dead.
                - You're a drama queen.


                Perhaps I find it easy because I work in OSX daily (along side Windows 7 & Ubuntu & 2008 Server &... its a mess). The paradigms for the Unity GUI are very different from the Windows clones you're used to. But I suggest you dig a little deeper and ask some questions before arriving at the conclusions you did. I really do find the Unity GUI to be nice, and it stays out of my way.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tgui View Post
                  There's no menu to start apps:
                  - Upper left, type in word thats somewhat like the app you want "internet/word/text/java"
                  That almost the same as using the terminal. Users need to SEE the applications, not start guessing their names. It takes too long to search. I already KNOW what I want to start, why the hell would I search for it if I already know what it is. And if don't already know, then how could I search for it.

                  - Upper left, bottom, select second icon from left for category. Filter all by system/games/media/internet... etc. Same results as navigating tree menus with additional contextual search, or combinations of search params.
                  Awful. We don't need "filters". You click on a filter, apps are added to the list instead of showing only the clicked category.

                  Morons designed this.


                  you can't even SEE what apps you have installed even:
                  - Left hand bar, launch Ubuntu Software Center, on top select "Installed Software" and drill down.
                  Doesn't work. It only shows about 5% of what's installed.

                  - Install Synaptic
                  What? A Linux distro should have it built-in. How am I supposed to know what "synaptic" is to begin with?

                  - Upper left, search by installed categories, filter, etc, much like before.
                  Shows crap. Only a small handful of packages are listed.


                  you can't install apps unless you know the magic word in a terminal
                  - See Ubuntu Sofware Center above.
                  See how crap it is above.


                  you can't uninstall apps
                  - See Ubuntu Sofware Center above. Search installed software, click that "remove" button
                  It doesn't uninstall. I wanted to uninstall LibreOffice. I can't. It just uninstalls part of it, leaving the bigger part on disk to linger there for all eternity.


                  the GUI sucks ass...
                  - It appears you didn't even bother to learn the GUI. You can't draw conclusions, or, such drastic ones.
                  This GUI sucks. Period. I have a computer, not a mobile phone.


                  Ubuntu is dead.
                  --You're a drama queen.
                  No, I just realized that Canonical has morons working for them.


                  Perhaps I find it easy because I work in OSX daily (along side Windows 7 & Ubuntu & 2008 Server &... its a mess). The paradigms for the Unity GUI are very different from the Windows clones you're used to. But I suggest you dig a little deeper and ask some questions before arriving at the conclusions you did. I really do find the Unity GUI to be nice, and it stays out of my way.
                  OS X and Windows 7 have excellent GUIs. Functional, powerful, intuitive. Ubuntu now has something that looks good on screenshots, but trying to use it makes me wanna kick-in my monitor.

                  I bet you that Ubuntu will die sooner rather than later with that stink-awful poor excuse of a GUI they came up with.

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                  • #10
                    Oh, forgot to mention that it's still fugly as hell. Look at the icons and widget elements/controls (like buttons, scrollbars, menus, etc) of OS X, Windows 7 and KDE. Then look at Ubuntu. It looks like it's still stuck at the year 2002.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                      I just tried it. What an awful OS. Seriously, this thing sucks. There's no menu to start apps, you can't even SEE what apps you have installed even, you can't install apps unless you know the magic word in a terminal, you can't uninstall apps, the GUI sucks ass...

                      Ubuntu is dead.
                      Shrug. My feeling is different.

                      I can't remember if I first tried Unity in 10.10 or 11.04, but back then I thought it was a candidate for the worst UI ever perpetrated on humanity. I tried it again in 11.10 and found it was vastly improved, to the point where I found it very usable, and now I'm productive with it than I was with Gnome 2. I expect the 12.04 version will be still more polished.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RealNC View Post

                        No, I just realized that Canonical has morons working for them.
                        No no, he's right, you really are a drama queen.

                        Luckily there are a trillion distros out there.

                        Please go away and use one you like. Quietly.

                        "widget elements/controls of OS X, Windows 7 and KDE"

                        "fugly as hell"

                        Really? I mean, really?

                        Let's have a look shall we:

                        Windows 7



                        OS X Lion



                        Ubuntu 12.04



                        I like this one but it's an unfair comparison, far too high res

                        I don't think anybody can honesty say that Ubuntu 12.04 does not stack up against 7 and Lion.
                        Looks to me like it's halfway between the two myself.

                        As for usability, I've never had any problems.
                        Super + type what I'm looking for + Return
                        Just like Win7.

                        And as a long time sufferer of Windows at work, including Win7, there is nothing, NOTHING, intuitive about Microsoft interfaces.
                        Apple, yes. They know how to build an intuitive interface.
                        Microsoft. Dear god no.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RoboJ1M View Post
                          No no, he's right, you really are a drama queen.

                          Luckily there are a trillion distros out there.

                          Please go away and use one you like. Quietly.

                          "widget elements/controls of OS X, Windows 7 and KDE"

                          "fugly as hell"

                          Really? I mean, really?

                          Let's have a look shall we:

                          *PICS*

                          Windows 7
                          I don't think anybody can honesty say that Ubuntu 12.04 does not stack up against 7 and Lion.
                          Looks to me like it's halfway between the two myself.

                          As for usability, I've never had any problems.
                          Super + type what I'm looking for + Return
                          Just like Win7.

                          And as a long time sufferer of Windows at work, including Win7, there is nothing, NOTHING, intuitive about Microsoft interfaces.
                          Apple, yes. They know how to build an intuitive interface.
                          Microsoft. Dear god no.
                          I just think hating on Ubuntu is the popular thing for kids to do these days. ;-) You can offer solutions and tips, but they'll fall on deaf ears.

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                          • #14
                            I see what you did there. You covered the fugly desktop and didn't show any widget controls, but instead showed an app that uses its own, custom controls. Clever.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                              OS X and Windows 7 have excellent GUIs. Functional, powerful, intuitive. Ubuntu now has something that looks good on screenshots, but trying to use it makes me wanna kick-in my monitor.
                              OS X is pure crap, but Win7 has usable environment. However, after years spent in KDE4 I don't want to even look at Win7. Win8 looks to be the worst thing ever.

                              I bet you that Ubuntu will die sooner rather than later with that stink-awful poor excuse of a GUI they came up with.
                              I kinda like Unity, but the way of launching applications is very annoying. I prefer traditional desktops. Ubuntu is becoming more and more popular, but it can be related to possibility of running Gnome2 like desktop. There are people who love Unity and there are people who hate it, but they like other parts of the system. There are also people who hate entire Ubuntu of course. I forget - the windows menu is terrible, because there are no groups like in KDE.

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