[Ubuntu-ZW] Kubuntu 10.10 - so far

Samuel Mukoti samuelmukoti at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 10:41:15 BST 2010

Sounds good!  Whats the word on 10.10 launch?

10.10 seems to be a worthwhile release!



On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 10:49 AM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:

> For the reasons of KDE4 very rapid development I decided to go 10.10 the
> moment it was released. Here some notes of my feelings/experience so far:
> 1. Yep, KDE is getting better and better... from a "vision" in early
> KDE4 versions to a stable but improving 4.5
> 2. USB modems are better recognized than in 10.04 that was much WORSE
> than 9.10 . Now both my Econet and my Powertel works, in 10.04 the
> Econet was a nightmare (not only the quality of the service...)
> 3. The KDE network manager can see and set up the PowerTel but not the
> Econet (it sees it but can not connect). wvdial still rules... KPPP
> seems to be "abandonware", has not worked proper since 9.10. Wish
> someone would make a "Kwvdial" gui
> 4. Kernel issues - on my laptop with Intel iCore5 I repeatedly got
>  584.710912] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: MCP power or thermal limit exceeded
> in dmesg and kernel log. I suspect that also was what made hibernation
> malfunction (another thing that did not work in 10.04)
> Kernel upgrade to vanilla kernel v2.6.36-rc7-maverick sorted both problems
> All in all I am much happer than I was with 10.04 that I actually sort
> of considered a downgrade from 9.10. Due to hardware compatibility
> issues I HAD to use 10.04, otherwise I would have skipped it actually.
> LTS or not.
> Thanks to the local repos installing, upgrading and configuring is a
> breeze as we have a ZOL line to the office.
> Best,
> Sinclair
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