After some thought, I’ve joined the fray and installed the beta version of Kubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) on one of my computers. It hasn’t too recent hardware (AMD Thunderbird 2100+, 512 Mb RAM and a motherboard with a Nforce 2 chipset), and it is my test system for distributions.
It ran Feisty Fawn, so I tried to use the upgrader tool, which crashed when removing unsupported packages. Oh well, it was a beta, so nothing to worry about (the only worry was that it didn’t output anything at all). I then tried dist-upgrading and again the process failed due to file ownership conflicts: I solved that with some fiddling, but again nothing to worry about too much.
The third try went well, so I now have a working system. It hasn’t changed much, but it feels OK, and is quite stable (I even managed to fix strange Kopete crashes). I’ll keep on testing, and see how it turns out.
As for my laptop… I won’t update it until the final version is out, as I do my thesis writing there.