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Ubuntu 12.04.1 out now, 10.04 users prompted to update

by Rob Zwetsloot

Ubuntu 12.04’s LTS updates have started, with its first point update being released, with updates to cloud support and Calxeda ARM chips

Canonical are staying true to the promise of LTS with Precise Pangolin, the latest version of Ubuntu. Yesterday saw the release of Ubuntu 12.04.1 right on schedule, the first of four planned updates to 12.04 over the next few years. As well as the usual updates to software and packages that have occurred during the distribution’s first four months of life, there’s also some new features.

Support has been added for Calxeda ECX-1000 SoC ARM chipsets as Canonical starts concentrating on ARM compatibility for the next generation of servers. Canonical predicts that the balance between price and performance of ARM chips are becoming desirable for datacenters, and are taking the steps they feel necessary to be ready for this. The Ubuntu Cloud Archive has also been added, which is an online repository for admins to get OpenStack software.

Starting now, users of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will start getting notifications to update as well. These of course can be turned off if you don’t wish to update. You can download the latest version of Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS from the Ubuntu website.

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    • Woww,,,

    • Update? No thanks, 10.04 is gorgeous and usable. 12.04 is somewhat more usable with gnome-panel, but far from as good looking… As for Unity, not now, not ever.

    • bubba_jones_101

      LOVE 12.04 and Unity. Thanks Canonical for the LTS.

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    • syncdram

      Update? No thanks, for productivity my main OS is vector. Ubuntu today just gets in the way of everything.

    • After almost 12 years of working on Fedora with the Gnome, KDE, XFCE, LXDE desktops, finally switched to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The reason for the switch was to try out something different this time. Ubuntu with the Unity interface is extremely easy to use and a joy to work with. Fedora 17 had it’s own advantages, but Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for the desktop is the way to go for now.

      On Fedora, once you get used to the Gnome 3 desktop, you will miss it, but what that heck, adaptability is a part of desktop user interfaces too. A while back, I did try Cinnamon and Mate on Fedora, but since I got used to Gnome 3, was uncomfortable with them. However, Unity is a bit different and am currently getting used to it. If needed, can get back to Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Choice, thy name is Linux!

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    • 10,04 lucid-user

      Can I also upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04.1 P. P. when I did a full-disk encryption on Lucid (i.e. not just the home folder)? Anyone experience with this, bros?

    • ray hartman


      What’s missing? A blow-by-blow account by Joe Sixpak of an actual 10.04 –> 12.04.1 upgrade … on a system still running OO_3.2 with lots of non.expendable files, Evolution email, two HHDs and (say) an unsupported Epson SCANNER called from the grave by magic now_unfindable shellscript juju.

      That is, give an upgrade example on a real system performed by a non-geek. What **just works**? What fyucks-up totally? What bricks? What dismays and deceives at the end, leaving a mess no happy v_10.04 lusr will ever tolerate??? Please .. no bleating about backups — no lusr performs backups. That’s a job we **hire** the system to perform.