Ubuntu 6.10 Upgrade First Impressions
I took the plunge yesterday and upgraded my machine from Ubuntu 6.06 to 6.10. The upgrade instructions were very simple. I was extremely impressed with the upgrade. Absolutely no problems whatsoever.
When I first installed Ubuntu 6.06 a few months ago I had to apply a few tweaks. Mainly to get Ubuntu to recognize my Iiyama Vision Master Pro 451 CRT monitor correctly so I wasn’t stuck with a unusable 60Hz screen refresh rate, and also to get Ubuntu to recognize my Epson Perfection 1240U scanner.
Following the upgrade I was pleased to see both these devices functioning correctly. I know some people have had problems with wireless cards but overall I’m very happy with the upgrade.
Brief first impressions of Ubuntu 6.10….
- Appearance of bootup screen nicer but it appears no faster than Ubuntu 6.06
- Firefox 2 – nice to see this addition to the release
- F-Spot Photo Manager. A bit like Google Picasa, although not as slick, it allows you to organize your photos and upload to services like Flickr
- Tomboy note taking application – yet to play with this, looks promising
- Applications I had installed on Ubuntu 6.06 like Kino video editor, Google Picasa, XSane image scanner, NVIDIA control panel still work :-)