release confusion

Damien Hull dhull at
Mon Jan 29 01:05:50 UTC 2007

I'm with you on this. It's confusing. I've decided to stay with Dapper 
for everything I do. Some friends have switched to Edgy. They haven't 
said anything bad about it. I use Ubuntu for work so I'm not taking any 

For testing new Distributions you could get a removable drive tray. I 
don't know what I would do with out them.

John Dangler wrote:
> I'm a bit confused...
> I'm running Dapper 6.06LTS on all of my desktop, laptop, and server
> systems because I think that this is the latest stable release of
> Ubuntu.  But, I just visited (wiki) which says that I'm
> wrong.  Edgy Eft (6.10) has been released since Oct. 06.  Yet I still
> see lots of user community messages about how things just don't work in
> Edgy.
> Why has it been in release for over 3 months when there are still so
> many problems with it?
> I've been trying to get webcam and printing to work since Hoary, and
> still can't get it right (among some other small irritations)...
> I switched my 'end user' systems to Ubuntu from other distro's for the
> stability, but I'm beginning to get the notion that would be a bad
> premise for the switch...
> ( I was shunned on the Gentoo channels because I wouldn't update and
> rebuild my kernel every other day).
> I am a lifelong proponent of *ix OS's, but could we just hold up for a
> second and get all of the basic pieces working before trying to make
> quantum leaps?  (I just don't have enough physical boxes to keep
> bouncing from one major release to the next to 'try out the next
> version' and see if all of the hardware/software issues have been at
> least partially resolved...

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