A new version of Ubuntu is awaiting the month of April when it will be unleashed on the world of geeks and Linux-lovers. The newest version is named Precise Pangolin.
After making the Unity desktop UI as the default configuration in the previous version, 12.04 is all set to deliver a smoother Unity experience. Unlike the previous version however, this version features LTS (Long-Term-Support), which will be reassuring to those hesitating to adopt the Unity desktop as their standard desktop setup. Several changes have been made to the standard ubuntu distro this time.
The big change here is that the 64-bit version will be provided by default for download rather than the 32-bit version which was the default previously. Rhythmbox will be adopted as the default media player application which means the Banshee media player will be replaced. Tomboy notes and its supporting Mono framework will no longer be supported too.
A new HUD (Heads-Up-Display) will be incorporated into the OS which will use hotkey searching for using menu items in applications. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical said the new HUD will “ultimately replace menu items in Unity applications”. But the menus will remain for now, in the current release. He believes the HUD will be a revolutionary new concept that can find numerous new possibilities in the field of UI. The beta version is available now and the final distro will be available in April.