Maverick Meerkat [10.10]

About one year after I failed to install Ubuntu 9.10 on my Macbook pro, I had another try with Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat!) Here is a copy of the screen:

The nice thing is that it worked right out of the installation CD. No add-on for wireless to install. (This post was made with the new Mac!) The only remaining difficulty is to work out how to cut-and-paste with the touchpad, as the sound isssue has been solved thanks to the special MacBookPro/Maverick page. Moving from Ubuntu to Kubuntu was about as seamless,

and while I still have a few items to install, including acrobat, both R and LaTeX are working fine. This is a constant conclusion with Linux: it eventually works out if one wait for the right version, with the obvious drawback that new material does not fit this scheme!

10 Responses to “Maverick Meerkat [10.10]”

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  9. I see you couldn’t resist playing with the effects on Cheese ;) Did the same when I installed Ubuntu 9.

  10. Ah yes, the curse of wireless and Ubuntu – i know it well. I recently failed to get wireless working on my notebook, but will try again soon and hopefully it should work eventually. 10.10 looks so shiny and fast that its really worth the effort.

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