Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ubuntu 8.10

I installed Intrepid Ibex this morning on my HP 6710b laptop, and I have to say that I am impressed. It took around an hour (most of the time downloading and installing packages) and after rebooting It Just Worked. One reboot.

It also automatically detected my external monitor automatically (well, I had to switch of the "mirror screens" option in the screen resolutions settings). So now I have three monitors, two for my laptop, and one for my PC. I can use the same keyboard by connecting the PC using Synergy.

I haven't tried any of the new shiny features, such as creating an USB stick with Ubuntu on it, though. (Too bad Emacs still does not come by default with xft font support. I'll just have to get that manually.)

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