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    Default Ubuntu 12.10 Is Ready To Enter The Zoo

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 12.10 Is Ready To Enter The Zoo

    It's release day today for Ubuntu 12.10, which was developed under the animal codename of "Quantal Quetzal", and boasts many new features...

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

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    AFAIC, UBUNTU gone to the ZOO long ago

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    it's a joke of an OS because of X.org and pulseaudio. Also because you need to add PPA to get the latest apps. also because of lack of itunes and office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garegin View Post
    also because of lack of itunes and office.
    Amarok. Google docs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garegin View Post
    it's a joke of an OS because of X.org and pulseaudio. Also because you need to add PPA to get the latest apps. also because of lack of itunes and office.
    Please people,

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    It's out now.

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    Angry It does not work with Radeon 7870

    Intel i5 2500 + Radeon 7870, standard setup.

    It works only with the default driver which is dog slow.
    With fglrx it works only up to the login screen, after that no desktop, not even terminal (ctrl + alt + F*).

    Nice work AMD, Canonical and Kernel guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garegin View Post
    it's a joke of an OS because of X.org and pulseaudio. Also because you need to add PPA to get the latest apps. also because of lack of itunes and office.
    Much the same way Windows8 is a joke of an OS because it lacks iPhoto and Garage Band. In reality you can run most of MS Office suite on Linux, you just shouldn't. And Banshee has support for iDevices, or so I hear. Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole myself, but there you go.

    I'm with you on pulseaudio and the entire Unix/Linux graphics stack train wreck though. There's a reason every modern desktop OS (by that I mean designed since early 80s) eschews network transparency and the window manager architecture. It was great for thin client terminals in the age of ye olde 10base2, but has to be hacked around with all sorts of barely working extensions to support functionality people demand from a desktop (e.g., full screen or windowed 1080p video with no tearing at the same time as 3d applications are running while compositing UI).

    Pulse likewise has the wrong goals. I can count the times I've wanted to easily play a movie soundtrack on some remote machine instead of the one I'm using on the toes of one hand. Low latency and minimal resource use is something I look for every time.

    Good news is Wayland will drag the Linux graphics stack into this millenium kicking and screaming, and it's possible to replace pulseaudio with alsa without too much pain.

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    Question a Question

    A Question ?

    I am not a Ubuntu guy. I was rather a Fedora lover.
    But I switched to Ubuntu as my office also uses Ubuntu with UbuntuOne. And upcoming Steam.


    Currently I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
    Will the Upgrade Manager upgrade this to 12.10 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayandon View Post
    A Question ?

    I am not a Ubuntu guy. I was rather a Fedora lover.
    But I switched to Ubuntu as my office also uses Ubuntu with UbuntuOne. And upcoming Steam.


    Currently I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
    Will the Upgrade Manager upgrade this to 12.10 ?
    No, by default the update manager will only notify you and ask whether you want to upgrade when the next LTS(Long Term Support) comes out(about 1.5 years from now), since the one you have is also LTS.
    By clicking on "Settings" on the update manager window, you can change this behavior, to notify never or for any new release. Choosing the latest will cause the update manager to notify you about 12.10 release and ask whether you'd like to upgrade.

    Personally I'd suggest clean install, just to be sure. If you go with upgrade, you might want to disable any extra PPAs first and uninstall any proprietary graphics drivers that may be installed(and reinstall them after). Not sure if the latest is needed, although some PPAs had a significant chance of not working for 12.10 yet. I've never done an upgrade on a new Ubuntu personally though, so know this while you read this(oops, you probably already have).

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