Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition

I’m now using Maverick Meerkat, which has the new Unity interface. Works reasonably well on my old NC10, although there is a bit of lag when using the ‘launcher bar’ on the left. Battery life is OK. Overall, I think it is a significant increment over previous Ubuntu versions (especially enjoying the Exposé window management feature)… Thanks to Ubuntu the NC10 is still a useful machine.

No problems with the upgrade process from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS using Update Manager:

System/Administration/Update Manager. Click the Check button to check for new updates. If there are any updates to install, use the Install Updates button to install them, and press Check again after the process is finished. (Make sure the ‘Normal Releases’ option is selected in the menu accessed by clicking the “Settings…” button on the Update Manager interface).

I’m still using Bios: 11CA available from the Samsung Website

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5 Responses to “Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition”

  1. I’ve stayed with the full version of Ubuntu. I tried to upgrade Lucid to Maverick this morning, and have spent a lot of time since then trying to get the touchpad to work at all – seemed to freeze just as I logged in. Finally seem to have solved some of the problem with a file /etc/modprobe.d/touchpad.conf containing the line
    options psmouse proto=imps

    At least the pad does operate in a basic way now, though the preference settings seem to have disappeared now!

  2. I ‘downgraded’ to 10.04 after initially installing 10.10 and finding it slow on the NC10.

    10.10 feels unresponsive and a little un-polished, by comparison 10.04 feels lightning fast.

    My advice, wait for 10.04 to mature… maybe even wait for 11.04!

  3. Pat Tobin Says:

    I have issues with 10.10. I cannot get the Unity desktop to display/work. Stay with 10.04 until 10.10 becomes long term…

  4. Has anyone tried 11.04 yet? main concerns are performance and battery life on NC10

    • I have had no problems regarding performance and battery life using 11.04. Seems to run better than 10.10 on the NC10

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