Monday, October 22, 2007

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

REACT! 
The last two days I've been fine tuning Gutsy Gibbon: the latest Ubuntu Linux release.

I had some problems upgrading to them because for some stupid reason I only made a 5GB partition for the root (/) of my filesystem so there was not enough free space for the upgrade. I tried to resize the root partition with the Live CD of Feisty Fawn but there was absolutely no way of doing this without having to delete three more partitions. Finally, I did the upgrade by downloading the alternative installation CD and doing the upgrade with it's help (read at the bottom of this page for more information on how to do this).

Gutsy have a very nice feel especially if you enable the Desktop effects. They are simply delicious... Just make sure you install Compiz Manager to configure the effects. You can install it through Synaptic Package Manager or by typing:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
in a console.

If you are not using Linux then you should really consider doing so... And Ubuntu is a good start because of their simplicity. You can also try them without installing them by booting from their Live CD (that's the same CD that you will use to install them afterwards).

If you have any problems with Ubuntu then you can get free support from forums, chatrooms, etc. Visit this page for more information.

Congratulations to everybody who worked on this release!

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