Sunday, April 29, 2012

UBUNTU - My Favorite OS (Guest Writer)

Note from Anson: I'm pleased to introduce both a great friend and sound mind: The Constitutionalist Reformer! I'm going to be away from the computer for a few weeks and he has offered to write some blog posts while I'm gone. 

Without further ado, here is The Constitutionalist Reformer!

Hello to all the readers of Anson's blog, my friend the aforementioned Anson is away on vacation and has asked me to fill his shoes during his escapade into the technology deficient wilderness of Utah.

To start off I am known (in the comment section of this blog) as The Constitutionalist Reformer, and that is as far as I shall go with my identity. I am in fact a homeschooler from the humid terrain of South Alabama, I am an ultra-conservative, nearly libertarian Constitutionalist with some opinions many would consider radical.

Due to the release of the latest version of my favorite operation system on the 26th I thought I would devote this weeks article to telling you why I use Ubuntu, the advantages, and some new stuff added in the 12.04 LTS release. Next week I will be covering some issues I see as unconstitutional in the Supreme Court.

So why do I use Ubuntu Linux?
Because it is “Proven, Practical and Precise.” Literally and figuratively. The name of the newest release “Precise Pangolin.”

Super-fast, easy to use and FREE, the Ubuntu operating system powers millions of desktops, netbooks and servers around the world. Ubuntu does everything you need it to. It'll work with your existing PC files, printers, cameras and MP3 players. And it comes with thousands of free apps.

How does it compare to my system?

With Ubuntu, you can do all the things you can do with other operating systems. But with Ubuntu you can do them faster, more securely and, of course, for free.
Ubuntu works brilliantly with a range of devices. Simply plug in your MP3 player, camera or printer and you’ll be up and running straight away. No installation CDs. No fuss. And it’s compatible with Windows too! So you can open, edit and share Microsoft Office documents stress-free.

Virus FREE!
You can surf in safety with Ubuntu – confident that your files and data will stay protected. A built-in firewall and virus protection come as standard. And if a potential threat appears, Ubuntu provides automatic updates which you can install in a single click. You get added security with AppArmor, which protects your important applications so attackers can’t access your system. And thanks to Firefox and gnome-keyring, Ubuntu helps you keep your private information private. So whether it’s accessing your bank account or sharing sensitive data with friends or colleagues, you’ll have peace of mind when you need it the most.

Wow that was fast!!!
Ubuntu loads quickly on any computer, but it's super-fast on newer machines. With no unnecessary programs and trial software slowing things down, booting up and opening a browser takes seconds. Unlike other operating systems that leave you staring at the screen, waiting to get online. And Ubuntu won’t grow sluggish over time. It’s fast. And it stays fast.

What's new in 12.04?
There are several new changes to 12.04 (aka Precise Pangolin) from the last release 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) of which are...

The Head-Up Display (HUD)

The new HUD gives you a fast alternative to the traditional, menu-based way of telling your computer what to do. Instead of clicking on menu items to give it instructions, you just press one key to bring up the HUD and start typing what you want to do. You’ll then get a list of functions, without ever needing to know in which menu they live.


The Video Lens

The new Video Lens makes it easier than ever to find the videos you want to watch. Just click on the icon on the Dash and enter your text to search. Whether it’s stored on your computer, on YouTube or anywhere else, you’ll soon see a list of matching content.

And much more under the hood stuff...
12.04 runs faster and is more customizable than 11.10. One of my favorite changes in 12.04 is the fact the launcher can be made smaller, on 14-15 inch monitors the launcher was too big and took up far too much space.
2d mode has undergone several changes as well to look for like the 3d (Standard) version for newer systems which is a plus.
If you are interested in testing Ubuntu now you can without leaving your comfort zone just go to and you have a virtual desktop running in your browser to test this awesome OS.
Now I'm looking forward the Next release on October, 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
Until next time... GO SERVE YOUR KING!

The Constitutionalist Reformer

1 comment:

  1. Welcome, The Constitutional Reformer. It's great to know this blog will remain active while Anson is away.


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