Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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MSI Wind 12 U230
by fretinator on Thu 6th May 2010 21:34 UTC
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2005-07-06

I just installed Lucid on my new netbook. It was mostly a good experience. One of the funny things was that MSI chose to not provide a driver for the touchpad and Windows 7 treats it as a standard PS/2 mouse with no finger scrolling. There was no driver on their site (it just said: Use Windows 7 standard PD/2 driver). Fortunately, Ubuntu had no problem with that! I likes my finger scrolling.

The only problems, challenges:

1. I do not like the new battery widget. Clicking on it shows you the time left, but I cannot see the percentage. I suppose I could just install the Acpi command-line application and do 'acpi -V' to get details.

2. The buttons are wierd on the left, but things like that don't bother me. Muscle memory won't take long.

3. The Wifi did not work out of the box. I had to download a .deb package for the card (from a third party), and install DKMS, as well as edit /etc/modules. As long as there is a solution, I don't mind.

I started with Linux aroud 1994. MY how things have improved. We really take this ease of use for granted. I especially like how well suspend works these days. That was always a real pain for me.

Edited 2010-05-06 21:36 UTC

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RE: MSI Wind 12 U230
by Eugenia on Thu 6th May 2010 21:36 in reply to "MSI Wind 12 U230"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

>Clicking on it shows you the time left, but I cannot see the percentage

Click on that indication text, and a new dialog will open up. There, you will find the percentage.

This also bothers me btw.

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RE[2]: MSI Wind 12 U230
by fretinator on Thu 6th May 2010 21:54 in reply to "RE: MSI Wind 12 U230"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks, I never would have guessed that. I'm used to just hovering over the battery icon.

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