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Ubuntu “Feisty Fawn” upgrade was a breeze

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I just completed the easiest operating system upgrade I've ever experienced: Ubuntu Edgy Eft to Feisty Fawn. I directed the entire process over VNC, and did not have to leave the GUI at any time. Only a single restart was required, I did not have to edit any config files, and there does not seem to be anything left to clean up.

Upgrading

I was occasionally asked to resolve a difference between an existing file and a proposed replacement, but I was able to click "Replace" for each one. Most of the packages were able to intelligently convert their config files to new formats and preserve old settings.

Rough edges

I only have a few complaints about the process:

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In light of the 2006 Sun-Canonical partnership, Ubuntu 7.04 "Fiesty Fawn" will feature a complete, free-of-charge Java stack for its users. Whether they admit to it or not, both are facing some form [direct or indirect] of pressure/competition with Red Hat and its JBoss combo. Consequently, Sun and Canonical realize that even if they don't want to directly tackle the middleware market, there is value in providing a fully integrated Java stack, optimized for Ubuntu.

A purple Ubuntu, secret sauce and open source




Ubuntu: Word on the street

I'm sitting in a Starbucks in Redmond, Washington (Microsoft HQ) and one of the customers just approached the guy emptying the trash and started explaining a problem he was having with his upgrade to Feisty Fawn. The guy set aside the trash bag and walked the guy through the solution to his problem.

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