Linux Magazine Criticizes Karmic

Odd iodine at
Fri Nov 6 17:57:32 GMT 2009

Samuel Thurston, III wrote:
> 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.

I see, so it's an ext4 related problem. I have been a bit comcerned that
they made that the the default filesystem. If I do a clean install, I'll
choose ext3.


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