May
01

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Released

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was released, with Linux 3.2 kernel and Unity 5.10. Download it from here.

Pros

  • Easy to trial or install
  • Fast and extremely stable
  • Updates install quickly and rarely require a reboot
  • Simple to add or remove applications via the Software Centre
  • Does not suffer from the concerted security attacks that are focussed on Windows
  • Free

Cons

  • Ubuntu's recent direction in user interface design, Unity, is still strongly disliked by some
  • Office applications are adequately supported, but — like all Linux distributions — Ubuntu cannot offer creative software that's comparable to the proprietary apps available for Windows and Mac OS X