I’ve blogged before about my upgrade of Dapper to the beta of Edgy Eft. I’ve been running the beta Edgy for a few weeks now without any noticable problems.
Yesterday the release version of Edgy Eft was announced, so I’ve decided to upgrade my beta version to the full version. I’m excited to also get the full version of Firefox 2 along with the upgrade.
We start out by launching the Software Updates tool by clicking the little red icon next to the clock. Most likely you’ve already seen the popup saying that there are new updates.
Wow, 79 updates… that’s gonna take a while to download.
If you encountered a message saying that not all the packages could be downloaded, you can just continue, and then it will scan for updates again and give you another chance to download and install the missing packages. Just make sure you don’t reboot in the middle if you do it that way. Otherwise, you can cancel the install and restart the install process.
An hour later, we’ve finally got Ubuntu upgraded to the full version of Edgy. After a reboot, we can check to make sure that we are running the full version by running this command at the terminal prompt:
> cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 6.10 \n \l
If we take a look at the Firefox About screen, we’re on version 2.0. I noticed that it kept my profile intact as well, which is good.
Edgy also comes with a new “personal wiki” tool, that works somewhat like notepad with hyperlinks between notes… pretty cool. I noticed that a menu item didn’t appear for it after install, so I just launched it from a terminal prompt with “tomboy &”.
Enjoy your new fully released Ubuntu Edgy Eft installation!