Ubuntu 10.4 on virtualbox

I tried Ubuntu 10.4 on a virtualbox machine on my Windows Vista laptop. The new release of Ubuntu works fine but it needs a lot of RAM, so on my laptop it is slow (I can only allocate 756MB of RAM).


VirtualBoxGuestAddition ver 3.1.6_59338 works fine on Ubuntu 10.4 but you shall remember that if you change your kernel version(for example during an upgrade) you shall reinstall the GuestAddition.


In this version the look and feel has been strongly changed. The first thing you will see is the login manager:


Then you can see the other elements of the GUI:

The applications bar


The main menu:


The upper panel elements:

The Update Manager:

I'd like a lot these theme, and I must see that this theme looks like MacOS X theme…..


If you open a terminal window and then you type the following command:

gigi@false:~$ uname -a

You can see the current configuration for the Ubuntu 10.4 

Linux false 2.6.32-21-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 16 08:10:02 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux



with the latest update (12/05/2010) the kernell changes to version

2.6.32-22-generic #32-Ubuntu


typing the following command:

gigi@false:~$ uname -a


you'll obtain the following output:


Linux false 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 28 13:27:30 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux



the latest version of google chrome (5.0.375.38 beta) works fine on Ubuntu 10.4

I must say that google chrome doesn't look very nice in the new Ubuntu interface as you can see in the following picture:



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