I’ve installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS x64 on my Sager NP8690 notebook. Installation was fast around 20 minutes. I took a break to watch some TV with my children and after their show and they went to sleep, I spent the next 2 hours installing programs like Gimp, Picasa, Shutter, GParted, Cheese, Camera Monitor, Stellarium, Skype, Vuze, Dropbox, HP LaserJet 2605dn, Bootchart, configuring Empathy, Gwibber, Nvidia drivers, and other Desktop eye-candy. Saturday I installed Thunderbird, dvdrip, some additional codecs, and restoring some files from my last backup.
I should have grabbed some screen-shots but it didn’t occur to me at the time. However, here is my latest bootchart (located on the right under Box.net plug-in titled Rubicon-lucid-20100502-1.png) from my Sager notebook.
I will rebuild the Dell Dimension 8200 with Ubuntu 10.04 and see what the performance is compared to version 9.10. I hope the Flash animation and games my children play at Cartoon Network will work better.