Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been released, so let’s take a look at the most important new features and changes.
If you haven’t used Unity and you’ve only seen it in screenshots, at a first look, Ubuntu 12.04 may not seem very different than 11.10, but in fact there have been a huge amount of changes in the latest Ubuntu 12.04 to make Unity more stable, better looking and easier to use and it’s not just Unity, but every default package has received special attention to make Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin pixel perfect.
Unity has matured a lot with Ubuntu 12.04 and has got multi monitor support, an improved Dash search which now doesn’t rely purely on Zeitgeist and of course, there’s also HUD, the new optional smart menu that lets you quickly find the action you want to perform without having to manually look through menus.
Further more, Ubuntu Software Center has received Unity integration and is a lot more stable and reliable. There’s also a new Qt interface for Ubuntu One, integrated privacy controls in the System Settings so you can choose what shows up in Dash, something which was badly needed, and many other changes designed to improve the user experience compared to previous Ubuntu versions.