The Caffeinated Penguin

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Hoary upgrade notes and coffee

Posted By on April 7, 2005

HowTo: There is not an easy “apt-get install hoary-upgrade”, but it should get easier for Breezy.

Very Impotant notes if you used the backports repository:

Official backports homepage (you need to change warty -> hoary backports, and this is the place to get URLs:

Also note the new power management stuff (good for laptops):

Okay, coffee stuff: The new coffee maker definitely produces coffee with a crisper, cleaner mouth feel. I don't know if this is a result of the new coffee maker's water filtering, or lack of the AromaControl's bimetallic coil steeping apparatus. I expect it's the latter, because it's got a mild “french press” mouth feel. However, this difference is not a bad thing – the crisper flavor from the new coffee maker really brings out the flavor in flavored coffee, and brings out different aspects of different blends. In a light/dark blend, for example, the highs in the lightly roasted beans really pop more than in the old coffeemaker, where they'd get killed by the lows in the dark roasted beans.

So, not good or bad, just different. Personally, I like the more velvety mouth feel from the french press, but then again, I have a french press – I don't need a drip coffee maker to make coffee like that from the french press.


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