[clug] Ubuntu 8.10 first impressions

Ian Bardsley ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Tue Nov 11 05:18:00 GMT 2008

Hello to all

I concur with Andrew on this.

I took a punt and allowed the upgrade on my el cheapo Acer Aspire 
notebook. The nett result was every feature embedded in the notebook bar 
one works without intervention including my usb DVB dongle. Prior to 
this I could have DVB or a Web Cam but not both. The only thing in the 
whole setup that still refuses to work is the built in card reader and 
XD memory cards. Other cards...fine...XD no!

Issues with screen brightness, control of the cooling fan, on board 
microphone have disappeared OTB. Even Vinagre works reliably now.

Is it worth a shot?...I think so. Yet another positive step forward for 
the ubuntu team. For those lamenting Kubuntu 8.10, simple solution....go 
GNOME!!!! ;-)

May you all win the lottery


Andrew Janke wrote:
> Well, to "counter" another thread..
> love it! :)


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