I’ve been using Maverick for a day or so now and ran some updates and I have a couple more things to add to my original thoughts.
Banshee has updated with the 1.8 version, and wow, it’s working much better. No support for audiobooks (as a seperate library) but I’ve added my audiobooks with a special playlist. All of those tracks are tagged "Audiobook" and all I had to do was create an automatic playlist that was for the audiobooks following that tag, and another automatic playlist that was everything but that tag. Pretty smart. Banshee has integration with the Sound Menu, but switching tracks doesn’t work yet. I’m sure it’s being worked on.
Oh, and I didn’t address the Plymouth issue in my last post. Eegads, it’s ugly. I can only hope that this is fixed upon full release. It has to do with the nVidia drivers.
Again, if all I have to complain about are cosmetic things and one program not working with something new in the distro, then that goes to show that Ubuntu Maverick is a solid operating system.
Go get it from here and try it out. Remember, it’s a release candidate, and there might be bugs, but you knew that.