A new version of Ubuntu has landed today, bringing one of the more popular Linux desktop distributions up to version 12.04. This is the first Long Term Support (LTS
) edition of Ubuntu to be targeted for a five year support programme.
The major new features are as follows:
The new HUD gives you a fast alternative to the traditional, menu-based way of telling your computer what to do. Instead of clicking on menu items to give it instructions, you just press one key to bring up the HUD and start typing what you want to do. You’ll then get a list of functions, without ever needing to know in which menu they live.
The new Video Lens makes it easier than ever to find the videos you want to watch. Just click on the icon on the Dash and enter your text to search. Whether it’s stored on your computer, on YouTube or anywhere else, you’ll soon see a list of matching content.
We've got the Desktop ISOs available for local download for both AMD64
flavours. Note that these Desktop ISOs can be downloaded and burned to a CD/DVD so you can boot off them, meaning you can check it out without having to install it onto a PC - a nice easy way to get a glimpse of the world of Linux.