|Xubuntu 12.04 - General Impression|
|Written by Philip L Yuson|
I had been using Linux since 1998. And it has certainly changed a lot since that time. It has become more robust and more user friendly. I had used it to write a couple of books and several presentation materials. I had been using Xubuntu 11.04 for a little more than a year and since I bought a 1.5 TB hard drive, I thought it is time to upgrade to a newer version.
Installing the hard drive was not difficult. I had to open my PC and physically install it. Once installed, I downloaded the newest version of Xubuntu and create a start up disk. I booted from the disk and installed it. I did not notice how much time it took to install but it was very quick. I was actually using the live CD version while installing it onto the hard drive.
Once installed, it booted without problems. Setting up the wireless printer was also not a problem. One problem with installing new versions is re-installing the programs I used in the older version. One of the things I had learned is to keep an inventory of the programs I had installed and I used that list to install the programs I needed.
Since I was using a new hard drive, I have the luxury of creating new directories on the new hard drive. This means that my /home directory was intact. I copied all my files from my old folder and it copied everything, including my browser short cuts, settings and even menu items.
Since I run a webserver, database and also proxy server on the older version, I have to reconfigure those. But, again, no problem, just copy the configuration files and they work the same way.
The nice thing about the new drive is it is very fast! I notice this when I was transferring files from the internet. Newer drives are more efficient than my old drives.
So now, I am using Xubuntu 12.04. With its new set up. It looks a lot nicer than 11.04 and I think I'm going to enjoy using this.