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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in the house

By Michael J - Posted on 28 April 2012

Calypso is my personal ASUS laptop, named after Jacques Cousteau's famous research vessel.  Last night, I pushed the button in Upgrade Manager to upgrade from 11.01 to the new 12.04 LTS

Pleasantly, it was one-button upgrade!

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS System Details screen

I've come to respect the Unity Desktop, and my biggest complaint was fighing the dash-bar that would hide/un-hide when trying to use the back button on a web browser.  This is fixed in 12.04.  It no longer hides, but the size of the icons is scalable.  Nice.

All my settings and configurations transferred intact, with upgraded versions of the programs I use.  The system settings screen is similar to 11.10, but with a new Privacy option...hmm....what is that?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS System Settings



Systems inherently log information.  Increasingly, proprietary companies collaborate with government and corporate interests to provide logging for forensic information.  This feature seems to put control of what gets logged in my hands.  This definitely needs more investigation.

Alright, there you have first-hand information on this new release of Ubuntu.  We invite you to call us to see the new Ubuntu and Fedora releases.  These may be the best operating systems ever.