I have decided to make the leap from Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) to Hardy Heron (8.04). First impressions are great, deciding to upgrade the operating system online … so the download of the entire online update took a mammoth 12 hours to complete. The unpacking of 1.4 GB of upgrades should take me another hour or so.
Finally it’s done! Some of the issues that came up are –
- The grub entry has been reset – so my Windows is lost again. No big deal, I had written about it earlier on my blog, made the changes and we are good to go.
- Ubuntu has become sluggish during booting, but once it starts, then we can roll along
- My earlier stint had left some confusion with kdm and gdm … that is still there
All in all, the upgrade was nice. The OS is hardy, gnome is updated and so is kde.
Whew!! and a big Yaay!!