Monday, December 07, 2009

Ubuntu major upgrade a major breeze

It's true what they say about the plumber's sink.

Our home laptop runs Ubuntu because I don't want to have to deal with it. I don't want to have to tweak it, I don't want to have to fix it, I don't want to have to spend days dicking with config files to get it working on the non-standard hardware the laptop runs on.

Consequently, the Ubuntu version was severely out of date, and I didn't want to have to deal with the upgrade.

Eventually the lack of software support for the older version made it necessary to pull the trigger. I checked a few sites that promised me I needed only click a few times, and reboot.

I opened the update manager and clicked to check for a new version. I clicked upgrade, and literally clicked under 10 times through the course of the upgrade (including the reboot), and it was done.

Microsoft had better get their shit together.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Always good to hear a positive experience with Linux. I installed Ubuntu 9.04 from a live cd on my wife's laptop, easiest thing in the world. I myself am a KDE man so naturally I tried to install Kubuntu after wards, no dice. Which brings up a good question:can you download and install K for ubuntu? I'll have to look into that.