After finally getting my internet connection back, ran the ubuntu 11.10 upgrade. After a little blip with lots of missing icons (fixed by following this post) it’s looking good.
Ubuntu is still improving with every release. The addition of the Unity launcher bar in 11.04 marked a big improvement in appearance. I think Linux / Gnome / Ubuntu is now just missing some killer software. Where’s the Lightrooms and Photoshops of the Linux world? Having said that, the Ubuntu Software Centre does now contain a few items of software “For Purchase”. Whilst this is currently dominated by games, I hope this will encourage developers to look at developing commercial quality software for Ubuntu. The GIMP‘s day’s are hopefully numbered!