I upgraded to Ubuntu Hoary, which is the next release, coming out sometime in May 2005. It is bleeding edge software under development for the most, but from my experience using it on the work desktop, I know it to be pretty stable. No problems so far, with anything critical. I guess I can take any problems it throws at me.
The reason for the upgrade was so that I can use Tomboy and F-spot, or at least try them out.
Tomboy is a desktop-note taking app, which I already find mighty useful, after 2 days of using it. An icon (Tintin) sits on my taskbar, and pops up an easy to use list of notes, and a link to Recent Changes. I can link to other notes from a note, so it really is a small note-taking wiki, which is el neato.
F-spot is for managing photos, you can tag snaps and export them to Flickr, or your own gallery. The gallery export feature did not work for me, and since it is a product currently being developed, there isn’t too much documentation or details at the website. It’s not complete by any means, but it interesting nevertheless. I need a way to organize all the photos I have on my computer. A lot of the more recent snaps never made it to my gallery, really, and I have been postponing the upload until after I have organized the pics locally. Why, oh why, is organizing such a chore?