@popey when is 20.04 actually being released? I know it's in beta at the moment.
@kev 20.04 releases on Thursday
@popey To "avoid the rush" I went ahead and installed the beta on my HP cheapo laptop last week (went from 18.04 to it) and it's pretty nice. I will say though, that to get the Yaru "extras" in that I need the user-theme gnome extension to get the Yaru-Dark shell theme for things like the Calendar dropdown from the top panel. I always install the Gnome Tweak Tool by default, but may look into what the default 20.04 can offer in that area later on once it's out of beta soon.
@douginamug IIRC it will so long as you keep the system up to date around the timeframe when the full release comes out. Once this happens, I also plan on changing the "Check for new releases' to LTS only so as not to roll upward outside of LTS once it's final.
I think @popey may also have info on that aspect as well as I am only going by what I've heard in passing.
@popey one of the people in my project group at University has an X220, though he uses Arch, btw. 😛️
The other has a T450s. I'm a huge fan of that computer, what an excellent machine! I'm thinking of replacing my 2013 Asus Zenbook with one of those.
I think it's awful Lenovo has started making its successors without the removable battery.
@RasmusLindegaard The X220 is a great machine. I'm tempted to get a couple more :D
@popey I honestly detest the 'old' lenovo keyboards... Recall your recent UserError episode, where you mentioned the feel of a fork grinding over your teeth? ( 😛️ ) thinking about describing the feel of those exact laptop keyboards brings that part of your podcast to mind...
Sorry about that, wasn't a nice thing to mention, was it? 😬️
Did you actually like Unity, or were you one of those who rejoiced when Ubuntu changed back to Gnome?
@RasmusLindegaard I loved Unity and still do. It's faster and has better UX than most other desktop environments.
@popey I concur. I was one of those who thought it was an upgrade. And though Mr. Wimpress and co. has done an excellent job turning Gnome 3 into something usable (20.04 really does look good) I am not certain that Unity did not have more potential.
Anyhow, it does look rather aged these days, it's funny how quickly that happens 😛️
@popey I thought Ubuntu dropped unity, and was back to gnome with a unity theme?
@douginamug We did, but it's still in the Ubuntu archive, and still installable. Just like lots of old, unmaintained software ;)
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