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Yes. Linux Sucks

People are saying that Linux is awesome. It is the best in the world. In fact, the universe. And nothing can beat it. Right? Well, the truth is Linux sucks. Pretty much.

But, is it suck? Really? The thing that runs almost everything on the internet sucks? The thing that used by NASA, CERN, CIA, and so on sucks? Well, no. Of course not.

Hey, have you tried Linux, anyway? Ubuntu? LinuxMint? Debian? Fedora? OpenSUSE? RedHat? Android? No?

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Let’s Ride That Spherical Cow!

Oh, well. Now that the Spherical Cow is here. Let’s ride it. Shall we?

GNOME Spherical Cow

There are new features and new things. But, here are the highlights from this version:

  • Linux kernel 3.6.11 ~this means more device drivers and hardware support
  • X.org X Server 1.13.1 ~of course, more graphic cards supports. Hopefully my ATi problme will be solved
  • GNOME 3.6.2 ~the Nautilus maybe a catastrophe (quoting Clement Lefebvre). But, you can change to Cinnamon, or KDE, or MATE, or else.
  • Firefox 18.0 ~up to date Firefox designed for Fedora
  • LibreOffice 3.6.3.2 ~let’s make some documents!
New Anaconda Installer
New Anaconda installer makes installation much smoother and faster

An here are the new features you can find:

  • System Storage Manager a.k.a. SSM, an easy-to-use command-line interface tool to manage your devices, storage pools, volumes, and snapshots. It also includes StorageManagement, a collection of tools and libraries for managing storage area networks (SAN) and network attached storage (NAS).
  • Offline system update ~this should be handy and useful. But, it is currently integrated into GNOME desktop.
  • Samba 4 ~file and print sharing and now supports Active Directory (AD)
  • Cloud support ~welcome Eucalyptus and OpenStack’s Folsom
  • Virtualization management ~support the latest version of oVirt

This Fedora 18 stil has bugs which includes installing on PCs locked down with Windows 8’s UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Secure Boot. But, you still can deactivate your secure boot option. So, that wouldn’t be a problem, would it?

Now, write it on your CD or your USB stick.

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Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) LTS Beta Screenshots

The Ubuntu team has announced the first beta release of Ubuntu 12.04 –codename Precise Pangolin– on March 1st. This version is an LTS of Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. In previous releases an LTS version supported for 3 years. But, starting 12.04 both desktop and server version will be supported for 5 years. Lovely.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Check out these 31 screenshots of this first beta version while you waiting for the release one –which will be announced at April 26th.

And, of course, you can have first beta version with these provided steps by the Ubuntu team.