Using what works

SkipF nt1g at
Tue Jan 6 13:18:48 GMT 2009

 I agree with Glenn. While the advantages to 'upgrading' are incremental,
 the DOWNSIDE can be debilitating. 8.04 works with my Audigy 2
 soundcard, 8.10 doesn't. And HAL doesn't see my mouse through
 a KVM switch, so it modifies xorg.conf upon boot-up. After three
 times, I plugged my 8.04 drive in,  and restored sound and mouse.
    "New" does not mean good. New means different.
    Skip Flem
    Boston (or somewhere near there...)
  -------------- Original message ----------------------
 From: Glenn Holmer <gholmer at>
 > On Mon, 2009-01-05 at 19:57 -0800, Rafael Chacon wrote:
 > > Canonical releases a new version of Ubuntu every six months. As each
 > > new version, it is normal that the new version has fewer bugs than the
 > > previous one (e.g. Windows 2008 has fewer bugs than Windows Vista).
 > Strongly disagree.  I upgraded from 8.04 "Heron" to 8.10 "Ibex", and
 > found it so buggy that I actually downgraded several machines to 8.04
 > (including my main box).  LTS (long-term support) releases like 8.04
 > will by definition always be more stable than the "let's release every
 > six months whether it's ready or not" versions.
 > This is why I don't think it's that big a deal that the real-time kernel
 > is not available for Studio 8.10; I've stayed on 8.04 and been happy.

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