Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ubuntu 10.10 -- here I come!

As most of you know already, Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" came out earlier this month. It was time for me to upgrade from my 10.04.


My laptop upgrade went fine, really fine. No issues.


On my workstation, the install turned wrong as my /boot partition was full: the installer failed to fully install the kernel and dropped me out of the process with a "fix the issue and re-run dpkg --configure --all". After issue the needed "apt-get remove", I ran the command. Which completed without doing a thing!

Ok, I have a copy of all my important stuff, so I decided to go for the reboot. Besides two "FATAL" messages as dependency files aren't to be found, the system was back online. Remained the traditional install of my nVidia drivers. And voila! Everything is working.


First impression: it's great, although it seems - and don't quote me on this, I don't have any scientific measurements - a bit slower than the 10.04. 


My mailer, Evolution, also reported an error "Unable to find mem.Inbox" the first time I started it, but not the following time, so that's ok. 


Another small problem: when I exit dosbox in fullscreen mode, the screen is not correctly refreshed. More an annoyance than a real issue.


Concerning the applications, nothing really changes as I upgraded. I'm right now in the process of importing all my pictures into Shotwell from F-Spot. 

That aside, it seems to be a nice release, and I'm looking forward to exploring it more.