Ubuntu 12.04 Quick Review
- Thunderbird still takes up 50% of the CPU doing nothing? - Check
- Alt-tab behaviour between multip-desktops even worse than before? - Check
- Random crashes of core system components (unity-music-lens, desktop notifications, sound)? - Check
- Default music player still has the user adding podcasts by XML feed? - Check
- Default music player doesn’t save position in a file? - Check
- Unity dock menu still has odd, unefined behaviour? - Check
- Unity Dash even worse a UI disaster than before (doesn’t save search between modes, icons and defaults ? - Check
- Potential security flaws like showing what you have running in the dock and any tool tips exposed when the password prompt dialog goes up still there? - Check
- Unity Dash seems faster. Maybe.
- Haven’t hit the “HUD” key accidentally
- Refreshed look and feel
- Ubuntu software center (app store) not a horrible slow beast!
- Newly added apps go into the dock (a la MacOS).
- My keyboard’s multimedia keys actually work! (We’ll see how long this lasts though).
- New desktop notifications do look nice, though you still can’t close them like with growl on MacOS
- My Skype icon has moved to my main desktop menu bar now (good yes, though I don’t understand why it’d move from one or the other).
Long story short, and bitching aside, this is still a good OS update and a lot of the issues that I found with the previous verions of the post-gnome2-era desktop have been resolved, but the desktop is still plagued with UI issues, odd bugs and a lack of general polish (amidst the lot of great polish that has been given) to areas that would stop me from being able to give this to a non-linux user and being confident they’d figure it out.
Posted by Arcterex at April 27, 2012 09:34 AM