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Ubuntu Upgrades

Last night I upgraded my main computer from 10.04 to 12.04. I should have waited until the weekend as it took all evening. Once it was completed and I rebooted, I went to bed. I spent quite a bit of time this morning tweaking the desktop and figuring out the changes to how my applications now work, particularly their look and feel. So far I’m not exactly thrilled with the changes and the upgrade has not enhanced my user experience and I’m sure I’ll find more “features and enhancements” as I go forward.

I’ve got three more Linux installations to upgrade but I will wait until the weekend. I’ve got a laptop that dual boots with Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP and a desktop running Mint and XP. The DNS server shouldn’t be too bad since it’s a command-line interface.



4 Responses

  1. I haven’t delved any further into the Ubuntu upgrade. I’m still not comfortable with the new look and feel. When I maximize a window, I like to see the minimize, restore and close buttons somewhere at the top. I really don’t need to see the tool bar (task bar) across both screens. I’m putting up with it for now because while it’s irritating it’s not so irritating that I have to fix it right away.

    I found some information on Gnome Shell which I may try tonight.

    Gnome Shell
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
    sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
    • I didn’t need to install anything. When I logged in, I simply chose GNOME Classic from the menu and my beloved desktop was back. I understand that Gnome is removing a lot of great features from future versions. Will Ubuntu and Mint fill the gap?

  2. The upgrade on the laptop at work went without a hitch. I’ll get my home laptop this weekend and probably the PC with Mint.

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