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Xubuntu 12.04
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1 15010 05-03-2012
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No recommendations None indicated 5.0



Description: "The Xubuntu team is very proud and happy to announce the release of Xubuntu 12.04, code-named 'Precise Pangolin'. Xubuntu 12.04 is a Long-Term Support release (LTS) and will be supported for three years per the Xubuntu LTS plan. Release notes: the i386 images use a non-PAE kernel, the non-PAE kernel will not be available in future Xubuntu releases; some default shortcuts have been changed, added and deleted; pavucontrol is used instead of xfce4-mixer due to latter not supporting PulseAudio; the Alacarte menu editor is installed by default and will work with Xfce-related menu items as well; lots of appearance improvements, including new branding...."
Keywords: Ubuntu-based Xfce pavucontrol


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Old 05-03-2012, 02:32 AM   #1
DavidMcCann
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 5

Pros: Stable applications
Cons: Video problems and live CD wouldn't install



The live session ran relatively well. Firefox, Thunderbird, Abiword, Gnumeric, Pidgin, and Gimp all ran from the CLI without leaving any warnings. Unfortunately, Parole kept loosing the picture: I had to take it by the toolbar and shake it to restore the view! I installed VLC, but that had the same problem, and Gnome-mplayer wouldn’t work at all.

The real problem came when I tried to install it: the installer crashed and all it had to say was “unrecoverable error”. I ran it from the live session, I ran it from the boot screen. I downloaded another copy from a different mirror and burnt another disk at minimum speed. Whatever its merits as a live CD, it simply won’t install on this computer. There is nothing special about my hardware and over 100 distros have been installed on it, but not this one. Not to be defeated, I downloaded the alternative CD: no live session and a text-based installer, but it offers to verify all its files and it actually installs.

If the installer works for you, or you use the alternative disk, and if you don’t want videos, Xubuntu will be acceptable, but you’d be better off with SalineOS, Salix, or LMDE.
 




  



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