Monday, March 22, 2010

Installing and Testing Out Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1

I thought I'd take the time to install Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 since I'm definitely planning on installing the final 10.04 LTS release of Ubuntu on all of my computers. So far, so good, I haven't encountered any problems so far. My initial impressions are very good. The operating system is very snappy, and the over all look of Ubuntu 10.04 is a vast improvement from previous versions. I no longer feel as if I have to modify the .font.conf file to have my fonts look smooth. My wireless adapter on my laptop was detected right away. I will be testing out some features that I've read about to see how they work, to include testing out whether or not I can synchronize my iPhone with Ubuntu. I won't say I'm not doubtful about how good syncing the iPhone on Ubuntu is going to be. I have high hopes in regards to Linux support for working with the iPhone, but I'll keep my expectations low because Apple's history with allowing their devices to work with other operating systems. If syncing the iPhone does work, I don't believe it will work for long as Apple will more than likely release an update to the iPhone which would disable the ability for the iPhone to synchronize with Ubuntu. I'd really wish Apple would release a version of iTunes for Linux. Share/Save/Bookmark