With Ubuntu [A Fresh Install]

No, the old install didn't crash !!!

I just was very anxious about the new Ubuntu release (Karmic Koala), so i installed the RC version and as u know i hate to install a fresh install of any OS until the currently running one crashes, hangs and cries to let it die :D

But anyway i was going to install a fresh install whenever Karmic is released as it will need an ext4-formated partition so, it took may be no time to be installed, or may be i didn't feel the time coz i was surfing the Internet on the same machine while it was being instaled..

I just pressed 6 or 7 "Next" buttons and a click or two at each wizard screen, then wrote my Name, login name and password and it worked like a charm..

Then it prompted me to confirm the installation of the wireless drivers as it was proprietary drivers, then i was ready to go -i liked the default theme, which is the one i'm using -the new "Ubuntu Software Center" which replaced "Add/Remove Programs" looked nice, but anyway i just search for the app name that i wanted to install... -The sound preferences is well managed compared to the previous Ubuntu versions


Mail Menu

-Empathy is installed by default rather than pidgin, but i like pidgin more -i liked the grouping of the Mail client with the messengers in the Mail Menu, with the different mails being specified -it is faster and lighter than the previous versions -while booting it shows animated icon instead of the text which was displayed usually. -Firefox 3.5 is very fast on it compared to Ubuntu Jaunty -And Chromium as well :D -the thing that excited me today was the scrolling, on my laptop i can use my touch pad as a partially multi-touch :D

u can see it says Two-Finger scrolling, but i used both hands, looooool

-And one important thing that i liked, now each disk is mounted with a constant ID, i have no idea what that ID represents but it is always the same, to avoid the path changes when the order of mounted disks differ from a day to another

which means that the path to some file will always be /media/83427386432/file, rather than /media/disk-1/file where if the drives are mounted in another order, disk-1 will not be the one holding the file.

Problems i've faced till now

1-When i Shutdown, Restart or Logout it displays me a message box saying it's gonna do that actions in 60 secs or i can just press a button to do it now, in Jaunty i was supposed to right click on the shutdown menu and configure some preferences but it doesn't exist anymore Solution executed this command in a terminal

gconftool-2 -s '/apps/indicator-session/suppress_logout_restart_shutdown' --type bool true

2-When i mount any partition for the first time, it asks for the keyring password, i want to disable this dialog without disabling the Keyring Solution Not Found Yet 3-Evolution is not minimized to the tray as the messengers do, even after it's being added to the Mail Menu Solution i use "Alltray" program to minimize it to the tray, but it adds the evolution icon beside the Mail Menu where another Mail launcher already exist, i hope that to be handled, or may be i could add this feature myself :D:D thats it for now, i'll be back soon after some exploration ;)

I remember there was an option to automatically open a keyring at login somewhere. As for multitouch, it was already enabled for me, but there was no exposed option to control it. That's a nice usability improvement. I'm going to upgrade to karmic when it's released.
Congratulations for new ubuntu release , i was very anxious too about it , i installed Kubuntu 64-bit (Fresh Install) and it is so amazing like always :D , no problems till now :D , also installed Pidgin because i don't like kopete . and installed Kmess , and firefox is faster than jaunty as you said .and installed other programs but in kde you don't need to install much apps like Gnome , truly i love both but KDE a bit more :D . you forgot to say that it comes with openoffice 3.1 what is your opinion about kde ? "-the thing that excited me today was the scrolling, on my laptop i can use my touch pad as a partially multi-touch :D" never seen it in kubuntu , may be they will include it in KDE upadtes . Happy Ubuntu day ! :D
Hassan, it's released now... go on ;) kebomix, yeah, u right it came with Open Office 3.1, i didn't feel the change till now :D coz i was on Open Office 3.0 when i was on Jaunty but u made me check it now :D well.. it was of course better that 3.0 in rendering the .pptx and the .docx files may they knew whats wrong after MS was banned from selling Word 2007 :D:D about KDE, i don't know, i'm convinced with Gnome more, i like the so small upper and lower bars, where i can see every thing beside my large view desktop... and i see KDE has an over-fancy look, it looks plastic!!! :D HUD u 2 ;)
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