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    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Released

    The Ubuntu website is down due to technical problems, but you can download the 12.04 ISOs via the link below...

    http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/

    For details on what's new, please see the websites below...

    http://omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/04/ubuntu-12-04-released/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2012/04/ubunt...whats-new.html

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    Awesome - it did pop up in my calendar earlier but I forgot about the whole American time difference thing!

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    Ah, good.

    I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and it's been OK.

    I'll probably give it a few days (just in case of any show-stoppers) then upgrade.

    I have quite a few things coming in through ppa, so I'll wait for these to catch up.

    Does anyone know if there's ANY point in a fresh install? I have a separate /home partition so there's no problem there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Does anyone know if there's ANY point in a fresh install?
    As long as the upgrade works you should be fine...

    Ubuntu 10.04 – 12.04 Upgrade – How Well Does it Go?
    Direct upgrades have, for me at least, never quite worked as well as I wanted. The cost of 'in OS upgrading' was always the speed and fluid experience one gets from a totally-fresh install.

    So when I began taking notes for this article I was fully expecting to find this still true. I was expecting visual quirks, broken applications and a handful of conflicting configuration files to cause some curious behaviour.

    But in all honesty there is none of that (well, wallpaper aside!). Upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04 doesn’t feel like an 'upgrade' in the slightest: it feels like I've wiped my hard-drive and started over.

    And this is fantastic.

    The under-the-hood achievements in not only ensuring that such upgrades go successfully, but result in such a finely tuned desktop shows that Ubuntu 12.04 really does deserve to be titled 'Precise'. (Source)

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    I'm upgrading from 11.10 on my laptop right now and it is taking FOREVER. I forgave the long download time, but I'm now on the install stage, which has been going for 2 hours and currently says "About 13 hours remaining".

    I never thought I'd find anything slower than an XP service pack install!

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    ive got 9 hours remaining

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    This is good news about the upgrade. I'm going to wait a day or so to give the servers breathing space, I have a feeling they're hammered right now.

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    Download the desktop iso image, you can now do an upgrade from that, much quicker as it only took about half an hour for me to get the iso down.

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    7 minutes now

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    Done

    now rebooting

    If I dont come back something went wrong....

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    Back all working

    also did not switch me from Gnome to Unity Desktop as part of the upgrade

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    Just in case anyone didn't know, Ubuntu 12.04 includes drivers for Hyper-V by default now.

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    Successfully upgraded. Upgrade 'net speeds were horrendous, between 20kps and 60kps, but I ran it in the background and it was able to resume the upgrade in several sessions over the course of a couple of days.

    No problems, and it's great (so far!).

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    Just stuck it on a fresh build desktop test machine, not used Ubuntu since v8 as I switched to Debian for servers. Seems very nice, the OSX touches on Unity made me smile but it's easier to find my way around. Running nicely on an ancient Northwood P4 with 2GB of RAM.

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    Another Unity fan? I'll be on the third bench along reading a copy of the Times. 7pm. Make sure you're not followed.

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