Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release. Ubuntu ships with the latest Gnome release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makes for a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD.
Reviewing 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) (Apr 18, 2017)
Nice to see I was right, too bad they wasted 7 years on trying to shove Unity up everyone's a$$, now they are are abandoning the idiotic idea altogether.
Gnome is, and always was the right choice for them, ubuntu is a great server and dominates in the cloud space, but for desktop I still recommend Debian. With Debian you never have to worry about Canonical having some retarded idea that forces all their users to change to some new stupid thing that they inevitably abandon leaving all those users stranded. My distro of choice right now is Deepin, an amazing desktop distro which leaves ubuntu behind in every way imaginable.
So ya Im never touching ubuntu ever again because they burned me too many times, but at least now they are taking some steps back in the right direction. Having said that, I have seen the pattern now and Im sure they will repeat the Unity debacle in some other form and go down this road all over again.
Reviewing 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Beta 1 (Feb 27, 2016)
Hookay disregard Gnome too, all the Linux devs have basically missed the boat on UI and recently 2 new changes have taken place that will change everything.
Remix OS is now free, its a linux based version of Android that can be installed on any dekstop computer. Amazing.
And if you just want the perfect desktop running on Debian, Deepin Linux i now has hands down the bast UI on the most stable distro on Earth. Goodbye Ubuntu, you missed the boat completely.
Reviewing 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Alpha 1 (Jan 6, 2016)
You can run gnome on any distro now, and gnome allows customization, ubuntu does not. Not allowing people to change their desktop is the exact opposite of what Linux was meant to be, Ubuntu is therefore the exact opposite of what Linux was meant to be.
4 years after they forced their users to have a dock on the left side that no on wanted, they are finally allowing those of us that dont have a 42 inch wide screen or tablet to move the dock to the bottom. If it takes you 4 years before you listen to your users, you are not worthy of being a linux company Ubuntu. And their other insane quest to get Linux on phones and tablets is not going to work, I mean if a multi billion dollar company like microsh!te could not get their OS on to those devices, what hope does Ubuntu have when they cannot support the android apps and have almost no apps of their own? No one wants this! What we DID want was a replacement for Windows on our desktops, but then they lost that too by trying to capture phone and tablet market.
Reviewing 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Alpha 1 (Jun 26, 2015)
Why use Ubuntu whe you can use Mint...?
I recently updated my ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. It's not good in terms of interface because the alert or optional message is not getting displayed and the text is having the white background in select options which is not good at all......thinking back to downgrade the ubuntu 12.04. which is very good and stable.
Quetzalcoatl (or, as he was known to the Mayan people as Kukulcan or Ququmatz), is the perfect name for this distro so long as it get's released before Dec. 21, 2012. lol
Soldier1st: you miss the point of my text completely, I have been trying Linux for the past 20 years and I am having the same old problems now as I had 20 years ago i.e. no printer drivers no scanner driver, can’t use 2 monitors nothing remotely as good as photoshop (and don’t mention Gimp it’s a joke” the man in the street just wants a OS and software to do their bidding without tinkering about on the command line. This is the year 2010 not 1985
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Oh, god no, don't do it you crazy bas****, every time you install a Ubuntu prerelease you shoot yourself if the foot, and bork your system....
Don't do it!
**click the download button** Well, i'll just check out the live cd...