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Thought I'd have a fiddle and try ubuntu alongside vista.
10th Oct 2009, 14:21   | tags:,,,

Joe says:

Jaunty? or Karmic beta? if you're not too bothered about doing regular updates, I highly recommend the Karmic beta, it has many nice feature improvements over Jaunty.

10th Oct 2009, 14:23

kevinmulryne says:

Oooooo look! Nice.

10th Oct 2009, 14:25

540air says:

Ummmm just had a look and it was jaunty. Don't know how I'd have chosen differently as there didn't seem to be an option.

10th Oct 2009, 14:29

Joe says:

Oh you'd have had to download the beta specifically as it isn't the latest official release until 29th Oct. If you want you can get it here: http://releases.ubuntu.com/karmic/

It isn't hugely different, it boots a lot faster, has a different splash and login system, the network manager is quite a bit nicer and the overall look is much better (IE not as brown!)

10th Oct 2009, 14:34

540air says:

haha cool. Thanks Joe, I'll go have a play with that in a bit after I prove to myself that I haven't broken everything trying to install it!! :D

10th Oct 2009, 14:37

Joe says:

Should you want to upgrade jaunty to karmic rather than re-installing the whole thing you can do so by doing alt-f2 and typing: update-manager -d

it'll need a network connection obviously and will take a while.

10th Oct 2009, 14:43

Kostika says:

Wooo! Joe you just taught me a new kb shortcut!

I really should keep up to date. I didn't know there was to be another update this month.

10th Oct 2009, 16:31

Joe says:

:)Glad to be of service D

One of the best things about Ubuntu is their strict 6 month release cycle, I'm a sucker for new tech of any kind, so I always end up installing it on one of my machines around the Alpha 2 stage...which I often regret. Its always pretty stable by the time it reaches Beta though.

10th Oct 2009, 16:44

Kostika says:

Well I was running Eeebuntu on my Eeepc, but when the 9.4 came round I uodated to it. And I'll likely update again. So I'm running this weird hybrid of Ubuntu and Eeebuntu. It works well though and I love it.

10th Oct 2009, 17:30

540air says:

So far, aside from having to work out how to install flash plug ins, I'm liking it a lot :)

10th Oct 2009, 23:00

Kostika says:

Ya know when I had to re-install a couple months ago, I had issues installing the flash plug-in and Adobe Air.

11th Oct 2009, 02:14

seaneeboy says:

I've been trying to remeber "ALT + F2" for weeks now, thanks Joe :)

I've got the netboox remix on my lappy and it's fab - it was clunking along on vista before, but it's al better now!!

11th Oct 2009, 11:21

540air says:

How did you do it in the end D?

Alt + F2 one to remember then, Cheers Joe :)

I saw that one sean, is it much different?

12th Oct 2009, 22:24

Joe says:

540 The easiest way to get flash working is to install the "flashplugin-nonfree" package, which you can find in Synaptic package manager or install by typing:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

in a terminal

I use the Netbook Remix on my eeepc it's ok but I tend to switch the horrible clutter based interface off as its just too "fisher price" for me.

13th Oct 2009, 09:21

540air says:

Fantastic, muchos thanks Joe, I'm getting there slowly but surely :)

14th Oct 2009, 00:08

JokerXL says:

So now you're an Ubuntu-fiddler?

20th Oct 2009, 04:14

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