Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) Review

Ubuntu 12.04(beta) is now available for download from ( ) There have been some slight changes in the features. The changes are as follows:

1) The default music player is Rhythmbox from Banshee media player.

2) The original browser is still there Firefox however in 12.04 its been upgraded to 11.0(beta version). The full version will be ready when Ubuntu 12.04 will be released.

3) Libre office has been updated to version 3.5

4) Ubuntu Software Center has a better appearance. A ‘Recommendation’is now available on it.

5) It comes with a new feature which allows you to Sync folder within the application

6) New features available in System settings.

7) HUD (Heads Up Display) – This feature allows you to items in the menu bar. It has really been improved in 12.04. However this application does not work with all the applications. For instance Libre office has no global menu in 12.04 which implies this feature cannot be used on Libre office.

There have been no other major changes. Though the boot up screen has a slight change because the User Interface on it has been changed from 3D to 2D for computer which cannot support 3D.


2 Responses to Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) Review

  1. Hey guys

    Vicky now has a copy of Linux Mint 12 LXDE based which he saw our systems download in a matter of a few seconds (657Mb). I put this note here to encourage you to think about how we are overtaking the West each and every day and to get you to think about putting your brains to work right here and now and not think that the grass is any greener anywhere else in the world. More and more it seems like we have the greenest grass anywhere!

    Vicky also had a first hand look at what we do with our computers – how we make them work for us and earn us money instead of just being glorifed toys or TV sets. The highlight of the evening for me was when Vicky saw how I downloaded a fairly large pdf file using wget instead of right-clicking and downloading using the browser. Wget downloaded the pdf file faster than Vicky could click his fingers together where even a speedy browser like Chrome took several minutes.

    Another highlight for me was when Vicky said ‘I now realize that I should not give up but tshould keep pushing for more. I should aim higher and work hard.’ This says it all I think – for any teacher.

    Here is a link to a Fedora page – not that you should download and start to use yet another distro but that the page shows the various interfaces side by side and might help you to understand the various choices hat you have at your beck and call if you decide to leave the Windoze world behind. http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options. Have a look and post questions and comments here.

    Oh – and another high for me was when Vicky say Windows running in a VM and said ‘Now I see this thing again after so long I realise how crappy it looks and how restrictive.’

    Go Vicky Go! You’re free from the tyranny of MS – show us what you’re made of.

    [written by Dr Neal Aggarwal using EMACS in long lines mode {M-x longlines-mode}] and sent here using a simple LISP procedure. Don’t say there’s no help system in Linux. Learn LISP – start EMACS and type C-h i and open up your world]

  2. Viken says:

    Microsoft is opening up…

    Windows 8 will be using a ‘next-generation’ booting technique called Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). Users won’t be able to use the GPL bootloaders on their Windows 8 computers, making it almost impossible for Linux users to install Linux on their computers. If this feature is implemented, it will be a huge blow to Linux and its growing dominance over the computer market

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