I finally got some time to upgrade my ubuntu 5.10 installation to the latest release, Dapper 6.06.   It was as some as a baby's buttocks!! Just updated my sources in /etc/apt/source.list to point to dapper, run my synaptic manager to mark my upgrades, apply and that is it.  Wow!! What a great way to upgrade an entire operating system.  The system now boots up much more faster than it did, the screens look sharper, and overall the system responds more snappier. I still have to check that everything is running as it should, but from what I can see it was a seemless upgarde.

If some of you have still not messed around with this Linux Distro, you have to check it out. In my opinion, it is one of the best I have used in over 10 years.  Easy to install, maintain, operate. And now the released the server version which includes a pre-configured LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) Server.

In about 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Server Edition, you can have a LAMP server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation. The LAMP option saves the trouble of installing and integrating each of the four separate LAMP components, a process which can take hours and requires someone who is skilled in the installation and configuration of the individual applications. You get increased security, reduced time to install, and reduced risk of misconfiguration, all of which results in a lower cost of ownership.


They also offer a Live CD option, where if you just want to test it out you can.  I highly recommend this distro and you can download the binaries from here: