The next release of Ubuntu version 06.04 is called Dapper. Because my friend Joe was upgrading Quod Libet to use version 0.10 of the Gstreamer framework and needed help testing it I decided I’d upgrade to Dapper. The upgrade went smoother than any upgrades I’ve done before. Debian’s system really puts OS X and Windows to shame. I’m really happy with the direction Dapper is heading. It’s a good candidate for the five-year support release and it represents the current state of Linux technology fairly well. The future technologies of OpenGL accelerated X, Mono 2.0, Python 3.0, and Gnome 3.0 look pretty promising and exciting. I can’t wait!