Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

The next incarnation of the Ubuntu linux distribution came out at the end of this week, and whilst typing this post, I am upgrading my laptop's operating system. Unfortunately, I was unable to upgrade in the way that is described on the website, instead my update manager seemed to think that the system was completely up-to-date, even after multiple refreshes. Therefore, I'm just upgrading the old-school way, by running the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo do-release-upgrade

So, hopefully the improvements to gnome, and the new Dust theme will go down a treat when the upgrade's finished. Personally I'm looking forward to the new BBC iPlayer integration with Totem, Ubuntu's media player - and hoping for some improvements to Microsoft Exchange connectivity within Evolution, the mail client.

I shall keep the world up-to-date, as this journey continues!