I now have my old laptop up and running at the office, using my Touch Pro 2 as a tether to the internet. I updated Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 at home as the file size was like 400megabytes to download, which I didn’t really want to do through my cellular phone connection. Now that I’ve got it going, I get a notice that Ubuntu 10.04 is now available. Glancing at the website, it looks like the main new feature is the social integration stuff. I’m thinking I don’t really need that for my purposes, but I do like to keep with the current version. My main concern is how quick the OS will be on this old laptop. I notice even using the WordPress editor is a bit slow on this laptop. I’ll take the laptop back home to do the update, but I’m thinking more and more I should just get a cheap netbook to keep at work – or at least to bring back and forth. I think the netbook Atom processors must be faster than this old laptop.
We’ll see how the upgrade goes this weekend.