Dapper Drake Beta

The Dapper Drake Beta is rocking my socks. Upgrading to the beta was very simple. gksudo "update-manager -d downloaded all of the packages, installed them, and rebooted the system into the new version. Athough there are improvements and polish everywhere, I upgraded mainly to take a look a Ubuntu's support for Network Manager and Power Manager. Network and power management for laptops have been notoriously complicated and incomplete on Linux. Thankfully, this is no longer so with Dapper Drake, at least on my Dell D810 laptop. Browsing and connecting to wireless networks is as simple as can be, and suspend and hibernate worked without having to tweak anything. Check out the Dapper Beta Release Notes for screenshots of Network Manager and Power Manager. Good stuff is coming our way in Dapper Drake.

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