Karmic Upgrade

i had not even thought about  a new release i was so happy with my laptop running jaunty, so i was surprised when my little notification popped up saying upgrade to new version?

usually i would say no and plod along until i decided i need to upgrade because of lack of functionality in hardware or software version……but no this time i clicked yes .

when my laptop booted up  it was blue again arrrrgggghhhhh!!!! why oh why oh why would they revert to the boring blue crap after the beautiful dark theme of jaunty…..well it got worse from there believe me .

i logged in and there ares no toolbars or anything , so i alt+f2 open a terminal rename my .kde folder and reboot , still the same only this time no alt+f2.

so i decided to reinstall.
i set it up with encrypted home because i already had that
after i booted in to my shinny new install i looked to swap the location of my encrypted home to my old encrypted home only they changed the way they do it so i could not do that….. i actually prefer the way they do it .

after copying all my data and now i am settling in to it , what do i think?

well to be honest so far i think Karmic sucks, i give it ..it does seem faster and very stable so far , but the look of it is so ugly compared to jaunty , i know i can change all the themes etc……….one thing that just looks ugly and wiered is the network manager ….i got on well with that on jaunty it was easy and worked well and looked pretty. i read online t got a make over in karmic , well it has …..a fugly make over , now it doesn’t look like the nice one in jaunty it looks like it should be on gnome ..i think for Ubuntu its a make over but for pretty KDE its a fugly disaster……well maybe i can change it in themes etc?

anyway enough of my whining its stable and works …i just made a lot of work for myself pressing that upgrade button.

 

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