[ubuntu-uk] first edition
linuxman at avoura.com
Fri Jun 26 20:35:31 BST 2009
Just for fun I downloaded 4.10 and installed it into VirtualBox. It was
interesting to see what has changed and what has not changed since the
first release. Certainly the colour scheme has improved a lot. Some of
the software was the same. I think I prefer the later versions,
especially 9.04 which I am using now. I remember installing Red Hat back
in about 1999 and that looked great during install, lots of screens of
info during installation, and it allowed me to select what packages I
wanted to install. But Ubuntu just installs everything without any
choice, and I was surprised at the plain text installer in 4.10.
The best thing about it, though, was that during installation it
actually asked me what screen resolution I wanted. When I install later
versions in VirtualBox there is no option, and it defaults to a max size
of 800 x 600, until I install the Guest Additions. In 4.10 it defaults
to 1024 x 768, although Guest Additions will not install due to the
kernel being too old.
Worth looking at, I might even look at other old versions of Ubuntu. But
I can be more productive with 9.04 than I ever could have been with 4.10
Harry Rickards wrote:
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> On 06/19/09 11:32, Sean Miller wrote:
>> I threw out a load of 4.10 CDs when I moved in March... bare
>> "offensive" female shoulders and all...
>> Damn!! Never knew they were going to become collectors items...
> Of course there's always http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/4.10/
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> Many thanks
> Harry Rickards (GPG Key ID:58449F6F)
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