The latest Ubuntu release is out, and as its the Long Term Support version both my home media machine and work laptop received the full treatment, both are complete rebuilds (new harddrives) so an ideal upgrade path. For me its a worth while upgrade removing many of the irritations that i had with 8.04 on my work laptop, such as the integrated support for 3G mobilebroadband sticks, which just work with the simplest of wizards, faster bootup times and possibly the greatest relief, the fact that vmware workstation 7 worked flawlessly straight off.
I’m still using the 32bit version, but swapped out the kernel for the server one for the 3gb+ memory support with the simple commands
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo sudo apt-get install linux-headers-server linux-image-server linux-server
A lot of my settings came over just fine when I copied the contents of my ‘Home’ directory from the old hard drive to the new, and I’m well on my way removing all the eye candy that they have added, I’m not going to review anymore as there are no doubt a thousand reviews of it out there already. but well done Canonical, real progress and feels like more and more like a real contender