On 04/10/2012 12:19 AM, Don Myers wrote:
I currently use 10.04LTS and I use a dual-boot laptop to "test" out what
the Ubuntu versions look like. When I see that the newest version works
and I can tweak it enough to switch over to it, then I will upgrade my
default 10.04LTS desktop to it. Right now running 12.04LTS Beta
[April-12th download with the login of "GNOME Classic" seems to work
better than 11.10's version. There is an issue on the very limited
theme choices and their tweaking options. 10.04 has many, many more
available. But if I have to live with what there is, then I will have
to do so. I hate Unity with a real passion. I do not want my desktop
to act like a tablet.
On 04/09/2012 10:15 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
I just installed Ubuntu's 12.04 LTS, in the final beta version, on my
laptop that had 11.10.
I looked at what LO it installed and it stated 18.104.22.168 - 350m1 [build
I will be removing this version and use 3.4.6, but I had not seen any
info about what Ubuntu 12.04 was going to have.
Thought someone here might want to know.
I've been running Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 for about a week. It boots
faster and shuts down faster than 11.10 did. I've had a few small
quirks which are to be expected in a beta, but for a beta, I'm quite
impressed. I normally don't bother with trying beta anything. I
haven't had time to really work with HUD. My understanding is 12.04
will be shipping with LibreOffice 3.5.1. I never run the repository
version of LibreOffice. I download The Document Foundation version,
and am running 3.5.2. No issues yet.
The LO included with the current Beta was 22.214.171.124, which it the "final
version" of 3.5.1, I believe. I will be removing that in favor of
3.4.6, which is what I run on my desktop.
I still would prefer the options and tweaks that you get with 10.04, but
that is going to be really too out-of-date soon. As it stands, there
are many packages that 10.04 does update, but not with the most current
line. Thunderbird is still being updated, but using the 3.x line
instead of going to 11.x. I installed TB 11.x myself and created a
launcher for it. That way, when there is an update for TB with 10.04,
it will not overwrite the "proper" TB folders from 11.x back to 3.x.x.
But, all in all, 12.04 LTS seems to be better for those who want GNOME's
2.x look and feel over GNOME 3 and Unity's look and feel.
I did not like having Writer, Calc, and the other LO icons show up on
the limited left "panel" space that Unity uses. I display Writer and
the "all module" launch icons on my top panel and my desktop screen.
Did not need Draw or the Presentation icons shown.
Well, that is my opinion.
But at least Ubuntu is making it easier for us GNOME 2.x people.
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