I just got finished installing Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper Drake). It’s becoming ever-more polished although it is a beta and there are quite a few things that just don’t work yet.
I really like the cleaned up menu layout. The search function in Nautilus is also nice.
I’ve been having problems with quite a few Mono apps, though. Banshee, which I love, keeps seg faulting after a random amount of time (Bug #29957), Monodevelop needs to have a environment variable set before it’ll start (Bug #29958), Blam just refuses to start and Beagle can’t be installed because of a missing dependancy. Also, after the install, X wouldn’t start and I had to “sudo apt-get update”, “sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg” and finally “sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg” and choose the defalt selections when prompted. After that everything was fine. The /etc/X11/xorg.conf file was completely empty before the reconfig.
So, there is still quite a few broken things but that’s why I’m using a test release. With about 3 months to go I think the project is coming along great. I’m now administering about 10 Hoary desktops and am looking forward to getting Dapper on those in May.