I think this is a first for me in the land of computers and cyber-space. Yesterday I got the software update sign that Ubuntu-Linux has the new upgrade ready for installation, so I click on the download icon in the task-bar, and presto, the loading manager started; the loading manager stayed running; the loading manager did not crash. Within in about four hours I had the latest Linux-Ubuntu 7.10 – the Gutsy Gibbon, running like a charm on my machine–I was so happy. But with past experiences being so dismal with any upgrade, I checked for any signs that something went screwy, and I spent a moment reviewing the logs too to catch anything, anything that is “not-right” Everything went flawless….
Why am I so skeptical? Normally, whenever I do a upgrade, I always start with a fresh install rather than using the upgrade option because upgrades always end in massive problems for me. I always get junk from the first version spilling over into the upgrade causing run-time errors, or something like that that makes me erase the whole system then start from scratch. So I normally just start from scratch to save all the headaches! But…, although I only have had the new Ubuntu 7.10 for less than 24 hours, I’m just sure I’m going to find a problem that will creep up on me when I’m least suspecting it?
So far I’m very impressed with Ubuntu 7.10 – the Gutsy Gibbon. The upgrades with the desk-top run very smooth, and some new features are kind of cool looking too. When I get some time, after mid-terms, I’ll explore more of what they added to the Ubuntu flavor of LINUX. So, for now, I’m a happy camper!