Using it on Macs
I’ve been using Ubuntu mostly on a Mac Pro and on a Macbook – it runs fantastically on both. The Mac Pro has always run Ubuntu fantastically. However, when 9.04 was released something changed with the Intel video support that made it run terribly on my Macbook. I’m delighted to report that 9.10 seems to have resolved that issue out of the box. Also, I’m totally thrilled that I could get my two finger right-click function working on 9.10 through a simple gui tool. This tool also let me enable two finger scrolling.
This version of Ubuntu seems more professional to me than previous versions. Granted previous versions have been fantastic. The polish of this version has to do with more consistent artwork, graceful user notification of system messages, mature professional wallpapers and of course the list goes on and on. I’m also happy to see several improvements with configuration tools and other areas.
If you’re getting curious, you can download Ubuntu (disk images that you have to burn) freely from their website. If you’re interested in trying it out without changing your computer at all, they have several easy means for you to do this. Check out the documentation on their website if you’re feeling like having extra support with that.