need help installing ubuntu. requesting in-person help

Peter Whittaker pwwnow at
Sun May 20 16:26:22 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-15-05 at 21:58 -0400, Alfred wrote:
> In Linux you got these Numbers of Versions. .0X means it is still a
> Beta.

Different Linux distributions may have different numbering schemes, but
the scheme you describe definitely DOES NOT apply to Ubuntu. The Ubuntu
numbering scheme is Y.MM, as in year-dot-month....

>  So 6.04 was a Beta, while .10 means it has been so fixed up, it is
> Stable. So 6.10 is Stable, while 7.04 is still Questionable.

There was no Ubuntu 6.04, it was released as 6.06 (2006-June) and is
most definitely stable: Ubuntu 6.06 is the LTS - long term support -
version and will be supported until June 2011.

6.10 refers to October 2006. Both 6.06 and 6.10 are stable, as is 7.04,
the most recent release. Please refer to [1] for more information.

Ubuntu use code names, such as Dapper, Edgy, and Feisty, to refer to
pre-release development versions. So the beta version of 6.06 would have
been called Dapper Beta.

>  There may
> still be things going to the bug list, for 7.04. Now some people like to
> play with Beta Versions so they can find the Glitches and Bugs in that.
> In 7.04 there was a bug with SATA Drives. Buy a new Drive these days and
> it might not be an IDE DRive. While 6.10 did not have this Bug. 

Again, 7.04 is NOT a beta. There may be bugs, but that's an unfortunate
fact of life in the computer world; sometimes there are regressions,
which are new bugs that break things that used to work. On the whole,
7.04 is better/faster/stronger than 6.10, though there are bugs and
regressions, of course.

> here are even some already playing with Ubuntu 8.?? That would be an
> Alpha Version.

Ubuntu 8 won't be out until 2008; given the Ubuntu release cycle [2], it
won't even be in development until October/November of 2007.




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