Tim Holmes tholmes at
Wed Jul 20 20:19:11 UTC 2005

Jul 20, 2005, at 2:28 PM, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:

On Wed, 2005-07-20 at 14:20 -0400, Tim Holmes wrote:

Ok -- Im gonna sound like a real id1ot here, but who or what is Breezy
-- I keep seeing it referenced on the list, but I have no clue what it
is, and I haven't seen an explaination

It is the "code name" of the development version of Ubuntu :o)

The first Ubuntu version was named "Warty". The current version, which
was released in April, is named "Hoary". The next version, which is
being worked on, is named "BReezy".

I'm just gonna elaborate a bit more.
Warty is the "old" version of Ubuntu.  As Vince said, it was released a while ago, and it is quite outdated.
Hoary is the "current" version of Ubuntu.  It was released in April, so it is rather updated.  It is also quite stable and works pretty well.
Breezy is the "next" version of Ubuntu.  Breezy has newer, more updated stuff than Hoary.  However, it is still a work in progress and has not yet been thoroughly tested like Hoary, so it is quite unstable.  If you are not extremely familiar to Linux, and you don't have an extra machine to "toy around with", you probably should wait until Breezy is released to upgrade to it.  For many people, it won't even boot properly yet.

My reccomendation is that you stay with Hoary for the time being --- unless you are:
    *    daring
    *    a Linux guru
or *    rich/lucky enough to have an extra machine

Just me 2¢


Thanks for all the kind responses -- I really appreciate them.  

I suspected something like that,  

I probably will not install breezy just yet, as I am not real familiar with using linux as DESKTOP -- I use fedora Core 3 extensively as a server, and love it (even if I do occasionally throw things at RPM, or scream and cry when I have to compile stuff from source)

For what I have seen so far, hoary looks great with one little minor problem

I use it on a laptop, and I cannot seem to get it to recognize the wireless card in the laptop.  If I look in the system properties, I see it there, but it wont come on

OH well -- that's what windows is for I guess


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