release confusion

John Dangler jdangler at
Mon Jan 29 16:39:27 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-01-28 at 16:05 -0900, Damien Hull wrote:
> 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 
> chances.
> For testing new Distributions you could get a removable drive tray. I 
> don't know what I would do with out them.
Hrmm - Looking online, I found a variety of these trays... One in
particular: Vantec SATA EZ-Swap Removable HD Rack.  It isn't clear, but
it doesn't seem as though they come with drives in them.  So, is the
idea behind these that you purchase this and then purchase a SATA drive
to install in them? (Sorry for the noob info, but the only hardware I'm
familiar with on these lines is the spin-down drives in HP and DEC
servers, which are very expensive)...

> 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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