[ubuntu-uk] Karmic upgrade this morning

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Oct 1 00:21:48 BST 2009

Paul Sutton wrote:
> mac wrote:
>> Rob Beard wrote:
>>> ...I'm undecided though about what to do about a couple of upcoming
>>> Ubuntu installs.  I'm not sure if I should stick with 9.04 and then
>>> upgrade them to 9.10 when it's released or hang fire until the final
>>> release of 9.10 is released (one install is for my dad so he can try
>>> Ubuntu, and the other is for a charity who are in need of the PC as
>>> soon as possible).
>> I'd be inclined to make sure that both these uses have a really good 
>> experience, so install something that is stable and works with their 
>> hardware.  (I'd even be inclined to go for 8.04 LTS for this sort of 
>> user, if their hardware is OK with that.)
>> But that's just my twopen'orth.
>> mac
> I would agree,  if you install an LTS release at least there is more
> chance of you getting help should something go wrong at some point.
> I have however found 8.10 pretty reliable its been installed since Xmas
> 2008,
> I want to try jaunty and karmic but can't afford to upgrade my hardware
> to a new video card
> Paul
Don't see why you'd need to upgrade your video card, I'd hazard a guess 
that any old card would do as long as it has at least VESA support.

The install for my dad will be running on Virtual Box so it doesn't 
matter so much if it goes wrong, I can do a backup of the virtual 
machine when it's done so if it screws up it's a simple case of over 
writing it and restoring it.

With regards to the charity machine, I guess my best bet is to see what 
works on the machine.  It's a few years old (P4 2GHz, 512MB Ram) but 
still not too slow.  IIRC I did put 9.04 on there a while back but had 
to nab the hard drive for something else.

I'll have a play over the weekend I think and see what happens.


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