Just a quick report on the upgrade to Gutsy.
Three machines involved:
My Laptop (Gutsy)
My Desktop (Gutsy)
My Sons Laptop (Gutsy)
also on my home network
Ubuntu Feisty Webserver
Sons Vista Desktop (for games)
XP Laptop (work)
XP Laptop (wifes work)
My Laptop. (Toshiba Satellite)
Installation went fine however some functionality has been lost or not found:
DHCP name resolution does not work - UPDATE 06-11-07 received update this now works
Cannot print to network printer (due to above?) - UPDATE 06-11-07 received updates this now works
Will not Hibernate (does sometimes)
Will not recover from Standby (does sometimes)
Graphical performance is poor (not been investigated yet)
Installation went ok however there are still problems
Have ATI Radeon x700 graphics card, it took a lot of effort to get that back and running to any degree. Only just got compiz running with it but have no direct rendering.
Some shuffling and re-installation of printer (network share) was required.
Sons Laptop (Acer)
Installation failed, boot process hung, applied 'no quiet fix', installation hung again and needed another fix (bios) later in sequence.
Netgear wireless card not recognised (was not in Fiesty) required lots of effort to re-install, it still needs to be enabled on every boot, cannot get it to fix permanently for some reason.
SIS S3 Unichrome graphics card has been a nightmare, 2D has been ok, but 3D started by locking machine. Now fixed to the point where it runs ok, but no Compiz.
Three complete installs required so far to overcome 'fixes' that screwed us up enough to require it.
I like Ubuntu, once it is running it is really solid, however I am loathed to propose Ubuntu to any windows user because of the number of unconnected bugs that are drifting around. Each of which requires a lot of effort and knowledge to fix and many of which are basic problems (Name resolution for one).