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PC World: Computing With the Breezy Badger

Oct 06, 2005, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Newton)


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"When I first praised Ubuntu, I wrote, 'when the next Ubuntu release .. comes out in six months' time, upgrading to it should be as painless as feeding new repositories to Apt and then typing sudo apt-get dist-upgrade in a terminal window. The system will then upgrade itself over the Internet. I can't wait.' Last week, when I decided that it was time to replace Hoary with Breezy on the old Thinkpad, I crossed my fingers and hoped that I hadn't been too naïve.

"The magical apt-get incantation did its trick; I kept one eye on the machine for several hours as updated package after updated package was downloaded and installed. A new kernel, a new Gnome, a new OpenOffice.org--it all flowed down through PC World's fat pipe from the rest of the Net. (Okay, the pipe's not that fat, actually; but it's much faster than the DSL I have at home.) And when the flow came to a stop, I rebooted and held my breath..."

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