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Ubuntu 8.1 impressions

December 9, 2008

I just installed Ubuntu 8.1 on my laptop, a Lenovo X40 with a P4 processor and 1.5 gigs of ram.  Short version: “Wow!”  It is smokin’ fast and kitchen-clean.  No hardware problems at all and it picked up wireless networks right away.  And Gimp 2.6 is quite an improvement, if for no other reason than they got rid of the dopey dog.  (Well, it’s faster too).

My home desktop machine is going to be upgraded, pronto.

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  1. gruntled atheist
    December 9, 2008 at 18:18 | #1

    Thanks for the tip.  You must have flooded the download site.  It is way slow.  I have tried to use Ubuntu before but it would never pick up my wireless network.

  2. December 9, 2008 at 19:58 | #2

    You do mean Ubunt 8.10 right? I’m assuming yes as the number after the period resembles the month the version was released in. In this case 10 = October.



    If you want to get Ubuntu faster, grab the torrent. It usually takes me under 10 minutes with a torrent to download.

    Anyways, glad to hear it’s working out for you George. When I had the latest version installed it was working great for me too! My computer is down at the moment, but soon I will have Ubuntu running again.

  3. EdK
    December 9, 2008 at 20:53 | #3

    Have you installed the 32 or 64 bit version?

  4. December 9, 2008 at 21:08 | #4

    Webs – you’re right, it’s 8.10.something. 

    EdK – the 32-bit version. 

    Oh, and I made one other mistake – the X40 has a Pentium M processor, not a P4.  (I think the M is a P4 with smaller trace technology and better power management and otherwise very similar)

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