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Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 Arrives for Testing
by Susan Linton - Mar. 29, 2012Comments (3)
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Ubuntu 12.04 has been in development since late last Fall, but today brings the last public developmental release before final. So now is the time to test and report any bugs. The announcement said, "The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing a few new features but mostly fixing bugs."The Big Changes:Some of the big changes since Beta 1 are:● "A new Ubuntu kernel (3.2.0-20.33) which is base on the v3.2.12 upstream Linux kernel. ● Updates to our new way to quickly search and access any desktop application's and indicator's menu, called the HUD, can be accessed by taping the Alt key and entering characters● LibreOffice has been updated to 3.5.1● Ubuntu One has a new control panel to provides an installer, setup wizard, ability to add/remove folders to sync, and more"Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Mythbuntu and Ubuntu Studio also released Beta 2 versions of their Ubuntu derivatives. 12.04 Alpha 1 was released on December 1, 2011 followed by Alpha 2 on February 2, 2012. Beta 1 was released on March 1. Various internal milestones will pass in April, but Final should be released to the public on April 26.Downloads can be found at ubuntu.com or see specific links in the announcement.
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by DoofusOfDeath on Mar. 30, 2012You know what bums me out? I used to get pretty excited about each new Ubuntu release.
But now, after lots of unfixed bugs, inability to successfully install a working fglrx driver, and my dislike for Unity / Gnome 3, I'm just not excited.
Ubuntu-based Mint is my current favorite, but even that inherits the bugs and driver issues that come with Ubuntu.
It's sad when I pine for the driver support that comes with Windows 7.
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by an anonymous user on Mar. 31, 2012Do I really need to upgrade the whole system to get a minor update for LibreOffice? Dudes, there's something really wrong with your platform.
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by Ricegf on Apr. 01, 2012@anonymous: Dude, you can go to libreoffice.org and download the latest version for any active version of Ubuntu, exactly as for Windows or Mac. It's not our platform. Perhaps it's your attitude?
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