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Powered with Ubuntu 8.10

Today I’ve upgraded my desktop machine with the last version of Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid and I am quite happy from the installation. Wow, it’s been two years and a half since I switched from Windows. It is like it was yesterday. 🙂

First things which I personally notice are:

  • Shut Down is separated from Login and Switch user.
  • The weather forecast is integrated in the time “widget” into panel, where it’s possible to add more than one location – very convenient for mobile users.
  • Default terminal application /gnome-terminal/ supporting tabs. Which in fact is not new /I’ve checked my laptop where I am still using 8.04 and this feature exist as well/, but I just noticed this. Anyway, I am using terminator rather than gnome-terminal 🙂
  • The installation script remove some of my favorite games, especially Kasteroids, anyway re installation was quite easy.

This is my first time when I just upgrade instead of total wipe out and clean install. Apart from this – so far so good, everything run smoothly and nicely. Ubuntu rocks!