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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Beta 1 Released 243

donadony writes with news about what will become the next LTS release of Ubuntu. From the article: "It's time to take another look at what is happening with the development of Ubuntu 12.04. As it stands, the first Beta of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin has been released. I just updated my own system. What changed since Alpha? Not much, really. In fact, there's really nothing groundbreaking or any new features added. Unity has been updated to version 5.4.0 which also sees the introduction of the new HUD feature. HUD still apparently has many outstanding bugs, but developers maintain that all bugs will be ironed out before Ubuntu 12.04 goes gold. Also added were recommendations to Ubuntu software center, and a new tool called 'privacy' and other small new features."
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Beta 1 Released

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  • by PraiseBob ( 1923958 ) on Thursday March 01, 2012 @06:06PM (#39214825)
    I think that is the point. Mint is almost Ubuntu, but based on Gnome3 instead of Unity. The guys behind Mint care about making Gnome3 work, and Canonical doesn't.
  • Re:Ubuntu Formula (Score:4, Interesting)

    by JanneM ( 7445 ) on Thursday March 01, 2012 @06:28PM (#39215047) Homepage

    I mostly like it too. Especially love the top menu bar; gives me extra vertical space in every app almost for free. I haven't met anybody in real life who thought Unity was a bad idea either.

    Suspect this is a "greasy wheel" kind of thing, where those who are dissatisfied are loud and visible on places like slashdot, while most users have nothing much to complain about and keep silent. And most complaints really are about configurability, not basic functionality. A decent tool to do all the typical config changes people want would go a long way towards solving the issues for many of those people.

    My only complaint really is Compiz, not Unity. Should use something more stable and less resource intensive.

  • Re:All bugs? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by pecosdave ( 536896 ) * on Thursday March 01, 2012 @07:19PM (#39215517) Homepage Journal

    I'm frustrated with Dolphin - regardless of distro. It's almost right but then it always has one little frustrating annoyance or another. I've switched to using Krusader on my non-Kubuntu systems (there's a back end bug that fails to copy some files properly on really big large number of files moves, like when I drag and drop my music collection but only on Kubuntu). It took me a while to warm up to it, but Krusader really makes file management easy for me, especially after I start setting bookmarks and I got used to sliding tabs from one side to the other.

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