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Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Beta 1 Released
Posted Sep 8, 2012 9:40 UTC (Sat) by steveriley (subscriber, #83540)
Posted Sep 8, 2012 14:07 UTC (Sat) by paragw (guest, #45306)
This on a MacBook Pro with Nvidia/Intel dual graphics - I was able for first time to do EFI install, turn off the discrete GPU and enjoy good battery life and little fan noise.
Close to panacea!
Posted Sep 8, 2012 19:43 UTC (Sat) by przemoc (subscriber, #67594)
Whenever I read sentences like "I was very pleasantly surprised to see KDE 4.9 actually being consistently nice and working with no crashes" I wonder, how many users KDE lost due to helter-skelter early 4.x releases, not being marked properly as: alpha, a few betas and RC before going as real final.
Posted Sep 8, 2012 21:32 UTC (Sat) by paragw (guest, #45306)
Posted Sep 9, 2012 7:20 UTC (Sun) by danieldk (guest, #27876)
The Quantal Quetzal beta already ran very stable on my machine, but I did run into in issue where every time I start Google Chrome (Win key, 'chrome') I get directed to an Software Centre 'page' about Google Chrome. I can only start Chrome by pressing Winkey + A, and then typing 'chrome'.
Also, the Show/Hide Desktop was in the Alt-Tab, which is annoying, because you'll accidentally hide all apps every now and then. This is old behaviour, but can be disabled in 12.10 now:
Why this is the default, is beyond me :/.
But generally, it's shaping up to be a great release!
Posted Sep 9, 2012 10:20 UTC (Sun) by robert_s (subscriber, #42402)
Just think it's important to make known that not _everybody_ has been having the same experience as you.
Posted Sep 9, 2012 2:38 UTC (Sun) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
When you run the first Beta release of any software, you expect to find rough edges and corner cases.
It's a nice surprise when you don't.
Posted Sep 9, 2012 9:30 UTC (Sun) by przemoc (subscriber, #67594)
KDE SC 4.9.0 was released on August 1st, 2012.
KDE SC 4.9.1 was released on September 4th, 2012.
Ubuntu 12.10 is beta, but KDE used in it is not.
(I understand that integrating all pieces together is tough job, so rough edges are acceptable at beta stage. But if the software is all buggy and incomplete in the first place, then there is not much you can do about it, regardless of making it part of beta or final distribution release.)
So good news is: KDE4 is finally slowly maturing!
Posted Sep 13, 2012 22:37 UTC (Thu) by einstein (subscriber, #2052)
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