So I decided last night I'd upgrade my Ubuntu desktop to the latest release...
The upgrade process itself was quite painless, but the post-upgrade "cleanup" is driving me mad.
After rebooting into the new version of Ubuntu the audio had stopped working. Loading up alsamixer from the command line and playing around with it for a while eventually resolved that.. though it was pretty much a case of "hit and miss" working out which option would resolved it.
So now I have sound again...
Tracker shipped without a full set of binaries and was eating CPU (see bug report here)
What I didn't have, either, was the ability to click on links in Thunderbird. Sure, I could click on them, but nothing happened. The resolution to that issue was to do a fresh install of Thunderbird, as I may have had an "odd" version installed (no idea how, but since it's now working I'm not going to complain too loudly!)
Evolution, which would have been an option to consider instead of Thunderbird, does not support Microsoft Exchange 2007, so that's no use to me either.
I watch video files using VLC, but that's also changed quite annoyingly, so instead of having the player controls in the same window as the video you're watching, you now end up with two windows. I spent about half an hour trying to work out if there was some sane way of changing that behaviour, but I still haven't found it.
Other annoyances ...
Every time anyone logs onto MSN or ICQ you get a disproportionately large notification on your screen.
There are probably loads of really nice features in the latest release, but I wouldn't rush to do an upgrade