Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
I am totally amazed that I wrote my last article about Ubuntu 10.04 in July 2010. If you are interested as to the what I have been doing check out The Flip Side of this blog.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I got so excited when I realized it is April and time for a Ubuntu distribution upgrade. (My wife just smiles and shakes her head.) I checked out the site and discovered Ubuntu 12.04 LTS final Beta was out and available for download.
A simple Alt+F2 opened up the command box where I typed in "update-manager -d" (without the quotes). The Update Manager opened up and advised: New distribution release '12.04' is available. A few clicks later and the upgrade was downloading. By the way, I am still using the same Acer One. Almost 9 hours later I was advised to reboot to finish the installation. I figured it took so long due to the speed of this machine, but a few days later I upgraded my workstation and it took almost as long.
So according to the badge to the right, Ubuntu 12.04 will be released in 11 days. Check out what is new HERE. All I can say is it just keeps getting better. I like Unity. Opinions differ... which is ok. I have had a few crash alerts which prompted me to submit a bug report... pretty much a automated process. Everything just works. The crash alerts seem to only happen during updates. SAMBA didn't install correctly. I haven't looked at it as it hasn't affected anything I have tried to do.
I spend my days working on FreeBSD, CentOS, and Windows servers. I appreciate *nix so much. I am playing with FreeBSD on VirtualBox. It is a learning exercise and my goal is fresh install to full blown web server. There might be an article there.
I'm also supporting cloud servers. I have a bit of an advantage having used VertualBox for so many years. It is the concept of running virtual machines and having installed so many different OS instances.
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