Yesterday seemed like as good a time as any to actually do the upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 on my laptop. A series of wireless card crashes got me fed up to the point that I had to do something.
The upgrade, via update manager, only had one hitch, when the wireless card bonked out in the middle of it. I suppose it adds appropriate insult to injury, given how often the iwl4965 crashed on my over the last couple of months. Resuming the upgrade on wired ethernet, and all was well.
Upgrade went flawlessly; fonts look even better; wireless seems better; ssh-askpass now seems to actually trigger on login; firefox 3b5 is fast; liferea is much faster
Pidgin 2.4’s usability improvements are anything but; A few of my firefox plugins (delicious links, firebug) don’t work with firefox 3b5 yet (as such, my daily links won’t be on the blog until delicious gets fixed).
During installation some 3rd party packages were removed, including Lotus Notes. While I appreciate Ubuntu’s attempt to make my life better, I sorted of need that for work. 😉 I’m pulling from our internal repos now.