Ubuntu 12.04 released

The final version of Ubuntu 12.04 is now available for download. This is the third version of Ubuntu which uses the controversial Unity desktop. The new desktop is something new Ubuntu adopters will appreciate. It is intuitive and easy to use. It ruffled some feathers with the existing users who preferred the older Gnome 2 interface. If you have never tried Linux before, or if tried it and felt it was not yet ready from mainstream use, give Ubuntu 12.04 a try. You can also take a look at the Ubuntu online tour here, which will actually to manipulate a mock Ubuntu desktop on your browser.

Ubuntu 12.04 is also the first Ubuntu release with the Unity desktop which is a long term support release (LTS). It will be supported with updates for a period of five (5) years. If you are looking at the possibility of deploying one for institutional or business organizations, this is the one ideal one to evaluate for that purpose.

If you have never tried Ubuntu, you can try it without installing it on your hard drive. You can run it of a USB drive or CD and it wont affect the contents of your hard drive.