Last edited by Roasted; March 16th, 2013 at 03:03 PM.
Quantum Pretzel (LOL)
What a name, pretty good! But i wanna know, when 13.xx version will provide LTS like 12.04, i'm still using 12.04, and then can i know, how much team increased that when booting? can you give a specific time? i think if ubuntu 13.04 much better then 12.04, i'll switch, i have look the UI, but not to much, i hope so in the new version gwibber fixed facebook and add google+ and opera be the defaulft browser on ubuntu, because in indonesia many user run in slow connection only opera turbo (in opera 14 will called off-road mode) that can increase the time to acessed the site. i hope so opera mail become the default ubuntu mail client, because it's intergrated in one on opera browser, quiet good and fast, also low bandwith. thx
As far as seeing Opera as the default browser, it's not going to happen, as now that Opera will be based on Chromium, we'll just see a duplication of effort, you could just as well use Chromium and bypass any extras the Opera developers add.
Unfortunately, no matter how good the testers think it is, on release we'll see the usual flood of complaints about "buggiest Ubuntu ever" and "change for the sake of change" and "Ubuntu is selling out and becoming commercial".
Not to mention the storm that will arise over the smart Scopes...
^Yes and no. I think some people will have already decided not to like 13.04 regardless, e.g. people who claim that 12.04 is buggy and unstable, which it isn't at all.
However, that doesn't change the fact that 12.10 was released with imperfections that could have and should have been spotted and ironed out.
You can't do anything about unfair criticism. It is by its nature unfair. On the other hand, if 13.04 isn't released as polished as the developers can make it, then they should expect and be prepared to answer legitimate criticism from disappointed users.
From Dedoimedo's Kubuntu 12.10 review:
...whenever a release like Quetzal comes, you get sobered up instantly, thrown back six or seven years or so. You must hate the people making these stupid business decisions. Amazon search yes, stability no. Get your sh*tty priorities sorted out. If I can't use my desktop, everything else is meaningless.
My understanding is that Opera ditched Presto for WebKit. Switching the rendering engine for another is not the same as rebasing the browser on something else. There are already some examples of this in the FOSS community with Epiphany/Web (Gecko replaced by WebKit) and Konqueror (KHTML replaced by WebKit).
Yes...re-branded Chromium with a few modifications...here is an article from softpedia about it....the Opera developers stated that it is indeed, chromium based...
Last edited by craig10x; March 17th, 2013 at 04:02 PM.
And indeed direct from the horse's mouth:
I thought it was just a switch to Webkit too, but it turns out they've gone all in.It's built using the open-source Chromium browser as one of its components.
I've got hopes for 13.04, and Ubuntu in general. I'm one of those users that first used Linux for something different, totally configurable, and that I had a lot more control over. But, after reading WHY the launcher is on the left the way it is, and the reasons behind it.. I'm inclined to agree. It still bothers me on this laptop, since it's only a 15" screen, but on a 19" or larger screen I think the launcher on the left is a great idea.