Finally, I am on Dapper! I used the Edubuntu Dapper Live CD sent to me by someone I don't even personally know... Wendy Acetes from Daly City. Wendy was the first one who offered to give me Ubuntu CDs after I pleaded thru this blog. Thanks Wendy!
Unfortunately, I accidentally scratched the CDs given by Charo when I placed them on my motorbike's compartment. Sayang!
My first impression on Dapper?! One word: FAST! Two Words: Really FAST!
I like how they were able to make it boot faster... and shutdown a lot faster too than Breezy. I also like the default theme - the colors and icons and all those stuff.
However, it seems that they streamlined it to the bare necessities so gone are the other applications you see on Breezy.
My first attempt to update my Dapper box (which I named TEQNIX after this blog) was last Monday. Although not continously, I was able to finish the download of 90 plus updated deb package this morning... including the kernel updates. I am still using dial-up, remember?!
Other applications I have installed were the following (with some help from ubuntuguide.org, automatix, and easyubuntu): Etherape, Firefox plugins (java, flash, mplayer), FrostWire, Gaim 2.0 Beta, gFTP, Gnome-PPP, Java, GnomeBaker, XPad, MS Core Fonts, MPlayer, XMMS, Simple Backup and Restore (ala System Restore), Boot-Up Manager and of course, the much-needed Audio Video Codecs... oh yes, I almost forgot Squid HTTP Proxy, Firestarter, SAMBA and DHCP3-Server which I had no problem setting up as I used the old .conf which worked like a charm.
I had no problems with NVidia Video Card, sound card, my external modem, and war-torn HP printer. No problem too with my dial-up connection setup.
As with the installation itself, its a great idea to have Live CD that has a nice GUI for the installation process but somehow I still prefer the text-based installation on *buntu install CDs. The bottomline, both are good but I prefer text-based.
So far, everything is bliss... as in heaven for me with my Edubuntu Dapper box. Oh well, mababaw lang ang kaligayahan ko eh!
Now, if only someone can give me *buntu InStALL CDs... and that's another story. :)