Microwave Biscuit

Feisty Testing!

Posted in Linux, ubuntu by microwavebiscuit on February 27, 2007

Last night I downloaded a CD of Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) to play with. I have VMWare on my work PC which runs Windows so I decided to create a new virtual machine to install and test out Feisty. This morning I created a new virtual machine and set it up in a fairly typical fashion. Booted up using the Live CD that I downloaded (Herd 4) from the Release Schedule page here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FeistyReleaseSchedule. It booted up as a live cd, detected my hardware immediately and even found the network correctly which is always a challenge for me with VMWare. Rather than play around with the live CD I immediately clicked on the “install” button. As with previous Ubuntu installs it was quick and painless. When it finished installing it asked me if I wanted to continue using the live cd or not. I selected no so that it would boot into the installed system. I’m not sure if it exactly worked as I turned my head away for a second figuring it would take time to reboot the whole machine but when I turned my head back it was already at the desktop which seemed too fast for me. I’m not sure if it was supposed to do that or not so I figured I’d just fully reboot the machine to see what happened next. After a normal reboot, I logged in to my newly installed system and so far everything works! Truly amazing if you ask me. According to the release schedule, Feisty isn’t even supposed to be “Beta” until 3/22 which is almost a month away.

Herd 4 was released on 2/15 (12 days ago) and when I got the new system booted I went to check for updates. There are 380 updates available as of this minute. Some may think this is a bad thing but I think it’s a testament to how hard the developers are working on getting the new release ready. I’m currently updating the system with all the new updated packages at which point I should probably have a very current look at what Feisty will be like.

Being that this release is very early (i.e. not yet even beta) I’m hesitant to recommend it to anyone for anything other than testing/playing. I will not be upgrading my main machine for quite a while, although I do have another Ubuntu VM that is at 6.06 which I might upgrade just to experience that. More reports to follow!

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  1. Joel said, on February 27, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    I was pretty amazed with Feisty in general as well. I actually upgraded my main machine (sometimes I get an impulse and just do it with no regards to consequences) and have been running great since Herd 3. Besides losing internet connectivity when I set up my static IP (there was a forum entry on this, it might already be fixed in Herd 4) I haven’t had any real problems.

    I am also impressed by how solid the “alpha” is.

  2. Feisty Upgrade « Microwave Biscuit said, on March 3, 2007 at 12:27 am

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