I upgraded to Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon today. First impressions: not much changes. That’s on the surface, of course. The system came up normally, and I could start my applications.
There’s a new Screen and Graphics Preferences for setting up dual screens. Unfortunately, after 20 minutes I couldn’t get my second screen to come up correctly. I have other things to do, so I stopped playing with that.
On the downside, my keyboard layout moved some keys. I can’t put a pipe character (|) on the command line. That’s very bad for me: no Ruby block parameters, no Smalltalk temporary variable declarations, and certainly no command chaining on the command line.
All in all, I should have waited another month or so before upgrading. I’ll know better next time around. But I still love my Ubuntu Desktop, compared to the klunky Windows XP.