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Says it all.
Why bother? Not a lot has changed.
As for Cloud... Clouds don't last forever unless you are Jupiter/Saturn or Venus.
Canonical has released the first alpha build of Ubuntu 12.04, dubbed “Precise Pangolin,” and the organization said that the latest version would be a long term support (LTS) release. Version 12.04, available for x86 and 64-bit platforms, is based around the Linux kernel 3.2 release, and a lot of work has gone into bugfixing …
...what an alpha release is? Slagging an alpha release of anything is rahter like moaning because the development mule for a car doesn't have millimetre perfect fit and finish on the door trim.
Never has the phrase "better to be thought of as a fool and keep your mouth shut, than to open it and remove all doubt" been more apt.
I'll reserve judgement on 12.04 until one of the later betas turns up, whereupon I'll install it - then I'll make a full judgement once the final release is out.
"I'll reserve judgement on 12.04 until one of the later betas turns up, whereupon I'll install it - then I'll make a full judgement once the final release is out."
That actually makes sense (which is novel around here) but it does raise the question of what is the point in this article?
Is Ubuntu so game changing / market leading that we need to know the regularly scheduled releases are going to schedule?
@Boris the Cockroach, a) As a few said it's an alpha. b) Agreed though! I've found almost every Ubuntu release to be shockingly buggy until about a month after release. Then I can upgrade, or (for a fresh install) install and run the update manager right away.
All I can say, is they really better get a gnome-2-like interface (which they were calling "Ubuntu Classic") working again or I'm bailing. I'm running 11.04 right now; in 11.10, Unity might be OK for a tablet but it's awful for a desktop. And "gnome-session-fallback" in 11.10 is based on gnome 3 instead of gnome 2, and it's like they got midway through setting it up then quit. It looks just plain broken.
The bug fix stats are not unusual, and are always close to or at zero come release.
However I am too surprised that El Reg is covering alpha releases, I mean with a production release every 6 months, and there normaly being 2 Alphas and 3 Betas (from memory) plus the release itself, that's an article per month. What's the point?
i've been so happy with 10.04 and now i'll soon have to go over the install procedure again. i've felt the occasional itch to try a new version of linux, but as i get older the itch is less intense.
there was a time not too long ago when i felt ubuntu was over hyped, but after getting a tad fed-up of fedora 1 year cycles (6 months for the current + 6months for the next) i decided to try ubuntu 10.04. that was close to 3 years back.
part of me is sad that such a wonderful product is nearing it's last days, but the kid in me is looking forward to a new install. maybe even a new distro like linux mint. something to look forward to on a free weekend.
Installed the alpha on a 64-bit Intel I3. Was promptly greeted by the screen vomit known as Unity.
I fdsk'ed the harddrive and installed Fedora. Congrats canonical for the technical yawn that will forever be known as ubuntu.
I run linux because of its clean lines and uncluttered appearance. I cant say that about ubuntu. Did you ever think that there is a REASON why the linux UI is the way it is? Not something to be bastarized and made to look like the fugly stepchild of OS X/OS 2/Windows 7.
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