Hardy Heron: Day 1, Part 2April 20, 2008 at 18:33 | Posted in Tech | Comments Off on Hardy Heron: Day 1, Part 2
Tags: features, FLOSS, Hardy, Hardy Heron, Release Candidate, testing, Ubuntu
Well a few minor bugs are showing up.. but as this is still a release candidate I’m not going to complain. Currently, I have to unplug my webcam when rebooting for some reason or it and part of the system get badly hung up. (it works like a charm if I plug it in after booting). Also, kqemu seems unstable now. Again not a biggie for me as my processor doesn’t support virtualization anyway so the speed increase using kqemu wasn’t huge.
For those interested you can find the specs on my hardware here.
I am very impressed with all the work that has been done to make the User Interface nice to use and many of the applications have some much appreciated upgrades
Things I like:
Totem has grown up a lot with the addition of DVD support (though not menus yet as far as i can see). it has nice search features and even a youtube plug-in
Vino, aka Remote Desktop not sports “advanced” features and they are much appreciated ones like encryption and custom port selection.
The system monitor also has a snazzy new look
There are too many other improvements that I will go into.. but some of them are for applications I use that aren’t in the just installed it, bare bones install so I’ll go into them in a separate post.