After using FreeBSD and Gentoo Linux happily for several years, I installed Ubuntu 8.04 on my desktop computer this summer, and I was pleasantly surprised. Repeatedly.
Stuff that I had expected to put some work into just worked.
I also ran my small home server on Ubuntu for some time, upgrading from 6.06 to 6.10, 7.04 and 7.10 before switching to Debian (for reasons not having to do with Ubuntu itself nor Debian, actually), and I the upgrade worked very smoothly every single time.
Now that Ubuntu 8.10 has been released, I wonder if I should upgrade my desktop. Since 8.04 is an LTS release, I am not exactly in a hurry, but I still wonder.
So if anyone of you has upgraded from 8.04 to 8.10, I would like to hear about your experiences with regards to what has changed and how that has affected you.
I am mostly very pleased with the way my system works now, but Amarok is being a little bitchy, occasionally it will play a track for a few seconds, then skip it, as if I had pressed "Next Track", thus ruining the score of some of my favorite tracks. As much as I love Amarok otherwise, this little annoyance really tends to get me upset.
Otherwise, I am pretty happy with how my system works right now.
Oh, if that matters, my system is an AMD Athlon64X2 3800+ (I run the 32-bit version, though) with 2GB of RAM and an nVidia GeForce ... something (on Gentoo, I could play Quake and Postal2, although performance was suboptimal). Ubuntu 8.04 did a good job of recognizing my hardware, so I am not worried in this regard.
I expect the upgrade won't break my system or anything, just wondering if I could expect any benefits.
Looking forward to hearing about your experiences, and offering
Thanks in advance,