Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat: One Hit, One Miss

[ Thanks to Doug
for this link. ]

“Ubuntu 10.10, aka “Maverick Meerkat” was released
recently, and according to the Ubuntu home page, the perfect 10 is
here. For those not familiar with Ubuntu’s release cycle, this one
is a short-term support release which will be patched and modified
up until it eventually morphs into the next long term release about
18 months from now.

“I decided to test two of these new offerings a couple of days
ago. I installed the i386 Desktop version on my Dell Lattitude
6500, which has the Nvidia Quadro graphics chipset and the Intel
WiFi Link 5100 wireless chipset, and I put the Netbook version on
the Acer Aspire One, which is an N450 based netbook with the Intel
N10 graphics chipset and an Atheros AR8132 wireless adaptor.

“The Hit

“The Desktop Edition installed quickly and without any hitches.
Everything came up working with no problems: wireless, display,
sound, everything. I installed the Nvidia proprietary graphics
driver to check it, and it works well too. Everything was as I have
come to expect from Canonical — it just worked.

“The Miss”

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