I would have posted first impressions, but this is my second installations and I’m too lazy at times to post anything longer than 140 characters.
I have Ubuntu 10.04 beta 64bit installed on my Core 2 Duo desktop machine that duals as a Windows 7 64bit machine. Â The installation process works as any of the previous Ubuntu installations, so I won’t bore this post with that. Â Things that I have noticed with this release is that the boot time appears to be extremely quick, probably a hair faster than Windows 7 getting to the login prompt. Â However, it does take more time once you login to get to the desktop than my Windows 7 installation.
The new theme is pretty nice, I’ve always preferred the dark themes anyways. Â My personal favorite was from default UbuntuStudio installation. Â Here’s a snapshot of my desktop, click to see full size.
Gwibber social client is pretty neat. Â I’ve been a big fan of Tweetdeck for sometime, but I think this one may win me over. Â Will have to get my hacking hat on and get a build for Windows going, so I can have the same client on all the machine installations. Â Google Chrome works well. Â ActiveState Komodo Edit works well. Â Adobe Flash 10.0 r45 works ok, although I see some issues at times with videos playing while advertisements are on the same page and Hulu doesn’t want to work. Â HBOGO works fine with this 64bit flash and Chrome, so looks like Hulu might be doing something odd with this flash video player.
As for the real reason for my second impressions, I did have some issues the first time I installed the OS. Â For some reason it was taken anÂ extraordinarily long time for my USB keyboard and mouse to become active, however I discovered it was the motherboard causing it. Â I did notice, at times, a lag in Windows 7 for the same issue. Â But, a reinstall didn’t take anytime.
Time to get some more coffee and prepare to begin the work that pays the bills.