Review and Testing Ubuntu 10.04 on Thinkpad R50p

Today i setup Ubuntu 10.04 on my old Thinkpad R50p

Short Review:

  1. console-kit-daemon more than 30 threads unsolved bug since 9.04 – bad –
  2. fast nice easy Setup Dialog – good –
  3. does not Support fglrx ATI 3D Drivers – bad –
  4. fast Boot
  5. new Gui-Desktop with changed Window Buttons on left – bad –
  6. NO HUMAN Theme Design now its purple „New AGE Design“ – very bad –
  7. ALL Drivers work out of the box – good –
  8. faster Operation on same Hardware – good –
  9. faster Opensource Madwifi Driver (ath5k) – good –
  10. NO TEXT BOOT MODE!! remove Bootsplash „plymouth“ replace Custom-„mountall“

Conclusion:
If you have free time and free disk space you should try the new Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.
It comes with some good new Programs for social Communication. If you want speedup
the boot remove „plymouth“ the new Boot Splash replaces usplash but be ware you must
replace „mountall“ with a special mountall paket!! go ubuntu-bugs to get it here
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mountall/+bug/556372
This allows you to run lucid without Bootsplash much faster!! (like Server)