I updated to Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) lastnight. I haven’t had a chance to play around with it that much yet, but so far it seems fine. It doesn’t seem that different to how it was prior to the update, actually, other than being slightly more responsive which is interesting.
A few things I have noticed so far are that:
- Everything I normally do works. My WiFi wasn’t bothered. The only thing that seems a bit irky thus far is Flock, which I’m sure just needs to be updated, too / a bit of tweaking.
- I now have Pidgin!! Woohoo!! 🙂 Farewell Gaim!
- My GIMP has been updated! It looks really awesome and I can’t wait to get tucked in to its new features.
- The desktop theme and background managers are rolled in to one, with different graphics options available that I assume will, if activated, up the eye candy?
- There are some new looking icons in the menus, making things look a bit prettier.
- The connection manager looks different and more user friendly.
- OpenOffice looks different, but haven’t had a chance to delve in to it yet. Something I immediately noticed though was the spell check still doesn’t seem to work out of the box. I’m not really sure why this happens… anyone know how to fix that?
Overall, pretty damn good! Who says you can’t get something for nothing?!
For those interested, my trusty old laptop specs are:
Toshiba Portege 4010
30GB HD (15GB Ubuntu partition/15GB WinXP partition)
16MB Trident Cyberblade XP Graphics Card
Wouldn’t get Vista on this ‘old’ thing, yet the latest Ubuntu distribution works a treat! EXPLAIN THAT BILL GATES!! Looks very nice too:
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