When I wrote about beta 1 I was pretty positive. That is, 10.04 looked good, some things that were problems for me in 9.04 or 9.10 were fixed and while there were some rough edges, things seemed to almost be there.
Well, beta 2 broke some things and now, at RC, more things are broken. The strangest is that my printer was detected on beta 1 automatically. The printer no longer works. I went back to an older system and it didn't work either. I was about to think the printer died but, as a final test, I booted up the 10.04 beta 1 CD on another laptop and the printer works just fine.
RC has added another new feature. Neither Sleep nor Hibernate work. This is particularly strange as they have not been an issue on any version of Linux I have tried on this laptop. That has included 9.04, 9.10 and both 10.04 betas.
With only four more days to release, I am a bit concerned.