[ubuntu-us-ma] Installing Karmic Koala

Brian Fallik baf11 at cornell.edu
Tue Oct 20 20:47:36 BST 2009


I'm less risk averse than the other responders so I'll briefly detail
my experiences.  I upgraded two different computers last week from
Jaunty to Karmic.  Both completed the upgrade process fine and are
working perfectly now.  During the second installation I did encounter
this bug:
which was far scarier in bark than bite.

The obvious risk is that Karmic isn't finished yet.  However, the
benefits of upgrading earlier are that you (1) get to play with new
stuff sooner, (2) get to learn if stuff does break, and (3) get to
avoid the mass rush on the actual release date.

You have to decide for yourself how much risk to accept.  On my work
laptop I don't intend to upgrade to Karmic until a few weeks *after*
the official release.  If you just want to play with Karmic the LiveCD
is a good option.


On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 2:19 PM, Bill Simonds <wtsimonds at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am wondering if we should install that Beta of Karmic from the
> Ubuntu site, or wait for the official release. I am using the beta on
> a CD, and am impressed - it has some features that work that did not
> work on Jaunty 9.04.
> --
> Ubuntu-us-ma mailing list
> Ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com
> Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-ma

More information about the Ubuntu-us-ma mailing list