Review Ubuntu 12.04, the fourth major Long Term Support (LTS) release
for Ubuntu, is serious stuff. LTS editions of Ubuntu are delivered
every two years and have extended support from Canonical. They also
set the look of the coming years' releases. And this LTS, codenamed
Precise Pangolin, has had its support extended from three to five
years by Canonical.
Why does all this matter? Because Ubuntu 12.04 will be the first time
many of Ubuntu's more conservative customers – especially those in
business – will face the controversial Unity interface that replaced
the conventional GNOME. It re-oriented the interface for more touch
and introduced a more 3D look and feel.
Also in the PC edition of this LTS is HUD: Head Up Display. The idea
of the HUD interface is to dispense with the tried-and-tested
drop-down menus setup, and instead to allow users to access features
and invoke commands using search and natural-language autocomplete.
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