Ubuntu Lucid upgrade report

Friday I upgraded my workstation to Ubuntu‘s 10.04 release, Lucid Lynx.

First, it wouldn’t boot at all: it would hang while mounting USB filesystems.

Then I had to take extra steps to get VMWare server 2.0.2 to run.

Then my Konsole rendered colored and bold fonts incorrectly, which I’m working around by always using bold fonts.

But, overall, it works. It’s polished — for a Linux distribution. If my Mac could drive the 30″ monitor, though, I’d be using that as my primary workstation.

Piling on…

Per Josh Aas:

On creepy, my Mac:
2 ~$ uname -a
Darwin 10-8-13-196.isilon.com 9.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.0: Tue Feb 5 16:13:22 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.3.13~1/RELEASE_I386 i386 i386
3 ~$ history|awk '{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}'|sort -rn|head
122 ls
89 cd
43 sudo
19 ssh
18 df
16 man
14 rm
11 mv
11 less
10 ifconfig
4 ~$

And on spooky, my Ubuntu box:
jlasser@spooky:~$ uname -a
Linux spooky 2.6.24-16-generic #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 12:47:45 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux
jlasser@spooky:~$ history|awk '{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}'|sort -rn|head
139 ls
121 cd
37 less
32 cat
23 ssh
23 grep
20 sudo
19 find
10 telnet
9 rm

Much of what I do on these boxes is reviewing logs from various Isilon clusters, which doesn’t result in a lot of interesting stuff. The rest of what I do is largely launched via GUI (e-mail, Web browsing, instant messaging, and work tracking with VoodooPad) or local workstation administration.