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    News - Canonical officially releases Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

    It's finally here, the next LTS release since 10.04.
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    Re: News - Canonical officially releases Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

    Ooh, downloading

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    Re: News - Canonical officially releases Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

    significant improvements to the operating system's Unity front-end
    Well that wouldn't be difficult! I'm pretty happy with my current 10.04LTS release, so I'll have a look at 12.04 (in a VM) but if Unity's as obnoxious as it was previously then I'm going to defect to Mint.

    Is 12.04 the one with this "hud" feature that Mr S'worth was talking about? I thought it was.

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    Re: News - Canonical officially releases Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Is 12.04 the one with this "hud" feature that Mr S'worth was talking about? I thought it was.
    Yup. And it is as I expected, largely stupid.
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    Re: News - Canonical officially releases Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

    I downloaded and installed this onto my ION box yesterday, seems alright but i havnet probed into it too deeply.

    Unity is a nice idea but its quite frustrating at times as it just seems to be lacking some basic GUI functionality.

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    Re: News - Canonical officially releases Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    (Unity HUD) Yup. And it is as I expected, largely stupid.
    So it's not the "almost AI" that they seemed to be promising and, as a lot of folks predicted, merely an implementation of the Win7's app search function? Major disappointment if that's the case.
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    Unity is a nice idea but its quite frustrating at times as it just seems to be lacking some basic GUI functionality.
    Just like Metro in Windows 8 ... ?

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    Re: News - Canonical officially releases Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

    Well I'm about to swap disk drives in my laptop so I'll drop 12.04 on and see if Unity is any better.

    I won't get my hopes up, though. Still, it's easy enough to fix: `sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop`
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    Re: News - Canonical officially releases Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

    It's nice, but I have been playing around with openSUSE recently and in the process have been discovering KDE 4.8 and GNOME 3, both of which are just awesome. They will keep me occupied for a while.

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