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It’s that time of the year when we get a new version of the popular Linux distro, Ubuntu. The newst version, 12.04, dubbed as ‘Precise Pangolin’ in their usual alliterative theme comes with some new features bt mostly just refinements to those added in the previos version.
There is now a new HUD that allows the user to simply type what they want to do and then the OS suggests them applications based on the text they enter. So if you were to type “browe the iinternet” the OS would display the browser among the results. The HUD can be evoked with a click of the Alt key on your keyboard.
Another new feature is Video Lens, which lets you search for any video you want and depending on your search string presents you with a bunch of videos that could be stored on your computer of found online on any of the video streaming site such as YouTube.
Other features include OS X style right click option for items in the dock. Instead of clicking the icon, launching the app and then going to a specific function, you can just right click on the icon, click on the function (if available) and then jump to it directly. The icons also show a nifty progress bar when an app is being downloaded, again like OS X.
It is free to download as usual.