I installed the new Ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop this weekend. I’m highly impressed. I’d been tinkering with the slightly older 8.04 release on my old desktop PC, with great results. However, since installing the new 8.10 on my laptop, I’m blown away at it’s power and speed. It’s now blazingly fast, and installing add-ons and extras is now easier than ever. The OS boots in no time flat, a point that I cannot emphasize enough. It runs with grace and speed all around. If you’re doubting Linux in any way, Ubuntu 8.10 will surely change your mind.
That said, I’m disappointed that the new OpenOffice 3.0 is not included, and to date, Firefox still sits at version 3.03, despite the fact that 3.04 was released nearly a week ago. I don’t understand those decisions, but the operating system as a whole is fantastic all around. Try it yourself.