Ubuntu Breezy Badger will be out real soon now but I can’t help but talk about the Preview of it 😉 I mean, it’s good and I am sure that once Breezy’s out officially, it will be much better 😀
I have installed Ubuntu Breezy Badger Preview on my office desktop computer last week. Installing it was so easy because I just used the default settings and most of it pretty much worked out of the box which totally rocks! During the installation, I saw the usual Ubuntu interface. Blue background, mostly text – not quite graphical compared to Mandrake/Mandriva. It was pretty much selecting stuff from the menu then pressing enter, then leaving it for a while.
After an hour or so, I have my Ubuntu Breezy Badger installation working 😉 Most of the things I needed were installed by default: OpenOffice.org 2 , Firefox, GAIM (for instant messaging), Rhythmbox. I had to install GNU Emacs though and XMMS (very similar to WinAmp, including the enqueuing, keyboard shortcuts). At the time I installed it though something was wrong with Firefox – I could not download the attachments from the email I got. But after some updates, it was working already =)
I am the only one using Ubuntu Linux here in the office but I am able to see the files from the people on the Windows network places when I selected “Network servers” from the main menu. But because the audio files of my officemates are mainly in mp3 format, I had to download gstreamer plugins but that was easy with the Synaptic package manager (that is in the System menu).