But it is getting harder to use 'gnome-shell' or 'gnome-panel' from an Ubuntu install or upgrade, not only because of Unity, but because the Metacity window manager has been dropped by default, etc, etc.
OTOH there is a new Ubuntu GNOME Remix that's gained enough momentum to be included in the Ubuntu repos:
But IMHO this is a good time to stick with LTS unless you're adventurous
I'll throw in a replacement issue then
No keyboard switcher icon (for gnome shell). I like to switch to a French keyboard when I write in French. But evidently, that's a low priority problem for ubuntu (judging from the fact that this bug was brought up through the proper channels weeks ago)
At this point, I'm hoping that a new official version of vmplayer will be released with the fix. I'm not interested in grabbing a patch from the net. So, I'm waiting for an official fix on this one.
Some other issues (like no keyboard switcher in gnome shell) are already in the bug tracker.
None of this is good. But it is what it is.
My upgrade experienced began with everything perfect initially except the start up screen seems getting abit messy unlike what was in the 1204 case smooth and free of garbage.
I thought subsequent updates will provide solutions to this messy start up screen however, this is not true! In my case, updates bring disastrous where my dedicated Nvidia NT570 was completely disabled and no way i can activate it back.
THen I tried a clean installation with live DVD disc (look! no live CD!) thought it would bring my ubuntu back to usable state but to my dismay it was not despite 4 or 5 times trying without success, my system just got knock out completely. Leaving me with a blank screen missing of side and top bar.
I do not know what went wrongwith this upgrade but no doubt it was crab!
Now i am running back my 1204. It was great! I do not think upgrade is a good option for 1210 better think twice before doing it.
Last edited by alan tam; October 25th, 2012 at 03:55 PM. Reason: P/s:- I actually made a contributions of 16USD for what the 1204 have offered but I was in great disappointment with 1210
this is why i left canonical's ubuntu as i ve had nothing but trouble with crashes on several computers running 12.04 and this mess with the amazon thing with 12.10 and now the secrecy of 13.04 is the kicker for me i am using linux mints version of ubuntu with no problems and even peppermint 3 which is lubuntu/linux mint together based 12.04 if it uses unity for me it gives me issues
linux lubuntu machine dell dimension 4300s 1.6 p4 with 1gb of ram runnint peppermint3 compaq 2.5 p4 1gb of ram running peppermint3 dell optiplex 620 2.8 pentium d 2.5 gb of ram running linux mint 13 maya cinnamon desktop