Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS released

Another six months gone by and we get to see Ubuntu 12.04 finally out for the masses.

One outstanding "feature" in Ubuntu 12.04 is the 5 year support for both desktop and server releases. Previously, the desktop had 3 years before end-of-life while the server release enjoyed 5 years.

So what else is new? The latest stable release of Firefox, a new HUD and video lens for Unity, updates to LibreOffice, and a change to Thunderbird and Rhythmbox as default apps in their own categories are some of the more pronounced changes we get to see right away.

Yes, that's right. Rhythmbox is back after a hiatus in Ubuntu 11.10. Makes you wonder what all the effort in changing over to Banshee by default was, doesn't it?

There's a online tour of Ubuntu to get acquainted with the basics, or you can head straight over to the Ubuntu download page to get yours today.

Without further ado, it's time to wait for Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" coming in six months.