Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – FeatureFreeze and Privacy Feature
Ubuntu’s NextGen OS release versions namely- 12.04 and 12.10 are LTS releases.
Here is a post that brings an insight on – Ubuntu 12.04′s Menu Appearance.
Ubuntu of late have started innovative development of their OS. With the new Qt-based Menu, Quick and better Search improvements (you can search music too) etc., Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is now one of the most expected Linux distro.
“Hello Ubuntu Developers, 2100 UTC has now passed and we are in Feature Freeze for Precise. Many thank yous to those developers who got their tested work in on time!“
“The focus from here until release is on fixing bugs and polishing. Our next upcoming milestone release is Beta 1 on March 1st.” – said Kate Stewart in the email.
And, with today’s update, we see that there is a new TAB which expands a new Privacy Settings.
With today’s updates, Canonical added a new entry in the Control Panel of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), named simply “Privacy.”
This is nothing new to many of you, as other websites covered the subject (as a rumor) a few days ago. However, as of today it is officially available in the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS distro.
The Privacy entry will allow users to enable or disable system’s activity settings. In other words, it will allow you to choose the files, folders or applications that you don’t want to be logged/recorded in system’s history, making them unavailable when searching in Unity’s Dash.
For example, if someone else has access to your Ubuntu account (at work for example) and you don’t want them to view your recent activity, you can now easily control what files/folders/apps can be logged or not. Also, the activity recording function can be entirely disabled.
Everyone needs their privacy, right?
Here is a screen shot of what Privacy setting tab actually does-
Visit us on March 1st to get a better insight on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Live updates, Tweaks and New Features.