Okay, so technically it hasn't been released yet - but here's a video detailing the Top 10 Features of Ubuntu 12.04 that will be in our release article a bit later.
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- Unity sucks, the new software center since 10.10 sucksApr 27, 2012
- I will be updating my old laptop this time instead of dual booting to the newest version when this comes live- though they dropped the ball on the last couple releases - my opinion- tired of unstable releases taking out my entire pc but still have love hopping its more stable.Apr 27, 2012
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- Hello Awaien:
I just saw your video on the new version of Ubuntu.
I am a Fedora (32 and 64 bit) user in the greater Montreal, Quebec, Canada area and an electronic tech with about 50 years of background in technology from the day I first got into it as a teenager).
I also have electrical qualifications, having worked in industrial process control and power handling electronics for many years.
Thus I am an extremely "out of the box" techno-creative type, so my needs for computers are somewhat different and demanding than some. I work in English, French and some Spanish. (In Montreal you can expect some 80 languages in a day in the streets, and it's a lot of fun.)
However, one of the problems I have, especially working with LibreOffice draw is that Fedora does not seem capable of slowing down the mouse (trackball) speed to the same degree as Windows XP. This needs to be added to Orca or the like (to support universality, and handicapped users.) I have a small motor physical coordination difficulty that is neurological in origin and incurable, and at asge 67 is not getting better.
Logitech, who makes so much of this kind of hardware, apparently has no interest in improving that capability in their products.
Another option would be the CH Rollermouse, but that is a $200.00 USD item that has to be ordered in with all usual complications.
Eventually I would like to build my own idea of a pointing device that is near to user repairable at the component level, but that also depends on parts that are difficult to get, and a lot of time and money.
In the interim, I wonder if Ubuntu has this capability to control the mouse to that degree from a GUI front end. I don't want to encourage apps that are command line only until they have a GUI front end as too many others here simply will not accept the need to work with a terminal window.
Access to hardware:
Retail stores and manufacturers have little or no interest in supporting Linux because they can't make money on it.
While much hardware that doesn't profess to support LInux may well be independently supported, that has its caveats, and it can happen that a peripheral that works in Linux the day it is purchased can suddenly become non-Linux friendly due to firmware upgrades, etc.
Hence it would be nice if there were a hardware vendor in Canada, or at least supporting the Canadian monetary system and Interac for online payment and whose market focus was to sell to and support Linux users' hardware needs.
Do you have any idea of an existing merchant that would have this interest?
Bruce MartinApr 29, 2012
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