2008/04/01

摩天輪 / update system to Ubuntu 7.10 / emesene

p2091328
(Olympus E510 Lyon)

I registered to receive a copy of Ubuntu 7.10 CD on ubuntu's site several weeks ago.
After waiting for so long, finally I got the package.
Originally, I've installed Ubuntu 7.04 on my system.
It's functioning well for quite some time and,
I am quite happy with its performance.
(On the contrary, Windows XP always disappoints me, though it's there for more than 3 years)

However, it's easier to find softwares for version 7.10 now.
So I decided to upgrade the system.
The process of upgrading is smooth.
The system automatically downloaded packages that need to be upgrade from internet (700 MB?)
and it searched the package in the CD too.
It took me about one hour or so to download all the necessary files,
and another one to upgrade the system.
Since I was reading docs at that moment,
I couldn't really feel the time passing.

Now it's brand new!! but, to be honest, I can't tell much where the difference is,
except for one new kernel is added to the GRUB menu.

Anyways, I installed another new msn client, emesene,
which is written in python.
It seems that it supports offline messaging, which is the feature I craved for.
hm, maybe it's time for me to pick up python again. :p

emesene:
http://www.emesene.org/screenshots.html

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