Using what works
nt1g at comcast.net
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.
Boston (or somewhere near there...)
-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Glenn Holmer <gholmer at ameritech.net>
> 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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