I’ve been using Ubuntu Linux for a few months and am generally happy with it. It’s not perfect, but it’s very good. I’ve become a bit of a Linux apologist lately. I find myself apologising for the fact that my laptop doesn’t easily connect to external monitors and projectors. I apologise that my microphone stopped working after I suspended. Even still, I have quite enjoyed the Linux experience and intend to continue with it.

It’s certainly the case that there is more good than bad. Eclipse runs great on Ubuntu. My dual-core Dell Latitude D820 provides more than enough processing power for me to run sometimes three or four different Eclipse workspaces without breaking a sweat.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s release of Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Goose Gibbon” which promises to fix my little external monitor problem and more. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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2 Responses to Gusty

  1. A cool news on is that VE is part of the Gutsy screenshot reviewed:
    You may wont get your external monitor stuff, but you will get VE 😛

  2. Betty says:

    Hi Wayne, are you using the drivers from NVidia? The open source driver (“nv” driver) is problematic. Fortunately, NVidia provides their own drivers for linux and they are easy to install. I use Gutsy and the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19 works well with my laptop (GeForce 8 series) with a dual monitor setup (laptop display + external). I do have problems with hibernating, though. Good luck.

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