"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." (Robert A. Heinlein)

Friday, 21 October 2011

Upgraded the Sempron 2400 to Xubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”

Just after Ubuntu new release also derivative distributions arrived as well. I so went through the upgrade process of the Xubuntu installation on my (old) desktop computer. I've been informed of the availability of the new release with the, almost daily, software update request. I then selected the “upgrade” button and let the whole process start.
the upgrade proceeded slowly but quite smooth, it showed some error in the process but it doesn't seem to have influenced the final result.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Test Drive: Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot (live) on the EEEPC 900

As soon as the final Ubuntu 11.10 released has been made available I downloaded it. I was mainly curious to see if the many problems I did encounter with the Beta 1 release had been solved in the October's final release. So here I am, again, with a short post just to put in evidence how things have been fixed since the beta release test.

First impressions

There are beta versions that are almost final releases and others that literally fall apart, Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1 was definitively of the latter type. In the little time passed since then things are enormously improved. Of the many errors experienced while testing the beta version none appeared with the final release. Also the “Dash” window, the one Unity uses to launch applications and search files, is now rendered correctly without the resize problem it first showed on the small EEEPC screen.