Sunday, October 31, 2010

Activity of the Moment: Upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10


Before I delve into my geeky pursuits, I want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! Have fun, be careful, and don't get ungraciously drunk!

Now, to the meat of this post: I finally upgraded to "Maverick Meerkat," or in layman term, Ubuntu 10.10! I have to give props to the developers for creating this visually stunning, lightning fast operating system. Too bad I didn't save some of my precious files from the old OS (remember that?) such as the numerous fonts and applications I laboriously downloaded.

My biggest gripe about the new version is it doesn't give a dual-boot option when you slip the CD upon starting the computer. It does, however, enable a manual partition, which to me is very, very complicated.

Props to the developers for creating this visually stunning, lightning fast OS.

To enable a pain-free dual-boot option, you must install Ubuntu via Windows by running Wubi.exe. If you follow the default settings to a T, everything else should be fine afterwards.

Another caveat is Gimp Image Editor isn't included by default. But this should be a quick fix as Gimp is available for free by browsing through the Synaptic Package Manager.

Right now, I'm updating some stuff to make Ubuntu 10.10 fit my needs. So that means tons of multimedia apps and lots of encoders!

Image from softsailor.com

7 comments:

abby | ybba said...

i was trying it with my laptop before but my wireless wouldn't turn on O_O

Wenny Yap said...

I've hear of Ubuntu but never bothered to find out in detail what it's all about ... this is a alternative OS?

Pop Champagne said...

oh interesting. I know a few people who uses it and they seem to like it

ching said...

i should try that baby out.. but im scared that my years of collected files might do down the drain..haha

is there a FREE download link for that OS? :D

ching said...

i should try that baby out.. but im scared that my years of collected files might do down the drain..haha

is there a FREE download link for that OS? :D

jessonwordpress said...

Holy cow, I'm reading this post and I'm like: "what the heck is Ubuntu?" I even had to google it. Shux! Guess I'm that old huh? Can't really keep up with what you're into these days. Ubuntu..whatevs! Hahaha!

Nico said...

@ Jess: oh gurl, u are not too old. not alot of peeps know about it. LOL

@ ching: totally! its actually for FREE so no worries. if you click on the link 'ubuntu 10.10' it should lead u to d website.