Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Review
Today morning downloaded and installed Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope in my Dell XPS M1530. I downloaded the .iso file and burbed it into a cd. 1st burning failedand I lost that cd. I burned again in a new one and it worked.
I loaded the CD in to the drive and booted from the CD. 1st I checked CD for any errors, it took around 2-3mnts. Then I searched for an update option and i couldn’t find any update option in the list. So I decided to go for a clean install. I set my keyboard, timezone and the next step was to select the install location. I choosed manually partition option, I had my previous linux partition(ext3) and the swap space. I choosed those and formated the ext3 with new ext4 file system.
Copying the new files took around 10 mnts and then I restarted my machine. I choosed my username and password and skipped importing users settings from my Windows Vista.
All these installation took around 20mnts and I got my desktop :-).
I had problems for detecting bluetooth, wireles, sound and touchpad with previous releases. This time everything detected automatically and even I connected my mobile via bluetooth and transfered the files.
Only one time i got bluetooth and wireless icons on the system tray. I don’t know where those icons went after a reboot.
Then I connected to the internet and installed few softwares. I installed Wine and then gtalk, yahoo and chome using Wine. None of them is working :(. Chrome is not loading any pages, signed in gtalk but no text is showing(check the screenshoot). Pidgin is working but I can’t signin with my google apps id.
1) X.Org server 1.6/GNOME 2.26. The first part gives you peppier video performance, while the second gives you a really, nice integrated desktop.
2) Evolution 2.26.1. Evolution is now a complete and total Linux replacement for Outlook.
3) Fast Booting.
4) Ext4 file-system support. Ext4 is simply faster than Ext3 without the stability problems.
5) Linux kernel 2.6.28-11.37. Improved disk performance; better SSD (solid-state drive) support; and superior virtual memory scalability.
- Total installation time: Around 30mnts to get the desktop.
- Got login menu in 26 seconds and then desktop in 10seconds. So total around 36 seconds booting time.
- Shutdown time: 15seconds.
- Webcam is not yet detected.
- Sound is very very low.
I am playing around it and now no power here. So itz the time to shutdown the system and will write in detail in the coming days.