Linux Magazine Criticizes Karmic

Samuel Thurston, III sam.thurston at
Fri Nov 6 17:44:44 GMT 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Odd <iodine at> wrote:
> Samuel Thurston, III wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Michael Haney <thezorch at> wrote:
>>> I read a Linux Magazine article @
>>> called "Hey Ubuntu, Stop
>>> Making Linux Look Bad".  Has anyone else seen this article?  I've
>>> heard through other sources that Karmic has a lot of technical issues,
>>> most new Ubuntu releases do have a few, but nothing on this scale.
>>> Also, I've noticed the number of emails on the Ubuntu Support list
>>> have doubled recently.
>>> What do you think?  Lets share out thoughts on this.
>> While karmic hasn't been the spottiest upgrade I've done, it's also
>> not without its problems.  I have to admit that the bugs labeled "File
>> system corruption with so called “large files” over 512MB" and "System
>> won’t boot with converted ext4 file system" have prevented me from
>> doing the full switcheroo.
> I didn't know about that before I upgraded my laptop. Luckily I haven't
> seen that particular problem. But annoyingly, wireless does not work
> anymore. I haven't researched the bug much yet though. Perhaps it's
> an easy fix.

The good news is that upgrading doesn't automatically convert your
filesystems to ext4 so neither of these bugs is likely to come up in
an upgrade situation.

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