The release of Ubuntu 12.04 includes some clever enhancements to make your Ubuntu experience even more enjoyable. Take a look at what’s new and then explore Ubuntu for yourself.
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 tap the alt 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.
Ubuntu Software Centre
The Ubuntu Software Centre gives you instant access to thousands of apps. You can see the top-rated apps, compare apps by rating and user reviews, keep track of what you’ve installed, and sync your apps between all your Ubuntu computers.
Where will I find all my files?
Your files will be right where you left them. Simply click on the Home Folder icon in the launcher to find your saved documents.
Can I upgrade from my current version?
Yes! You can follow the sameupgrade process as normal. Simply upgrade from the Update Manager.
What will happen to my settings?
No need to worry… your files and bookmarks will stay the same.
Will it work with my hardware?
Ubuntu 12.04 is built to take advantage of the very latest technologies, but it should work on most desktops,laptops and netbooks too.