Hardy or intrepid?

Catalin David c.david at jacobs-university.de
Mon Nov 17 10:55:19 UTC 2008

Fajar Priyanto wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 6:40 PM, Jan Torben Heuer
> <jtnews at mail2004.dnsalias.org> wrote:
>> bulut dinibutun wrote:
>>> upgrade to intrepid since hardy has long term support and intrepid has
>>> not. i'm quite happy with hardy but wanna hear some suggestions from
>> Keep hardy. Unless you really need a new feature that is not backported, there is no reason for you to switch to intrepid.
>> Jan (who did it and isn't quite sure why)
> Upgrade it if you really don't use the LTS benefit. LTS mostly
> benefits for large scale deployment such in offices.
> For personal use, I suggest use the latest release (8.10), so much fun! :)

Yes, always fun! I get kernel panics in 8.10 because of the intel 
wireless drivers. I think 8.04.1 is stable and mature enough for 
everyone. I had friends that, until 8.04 was released, were still using 
6.06 and worked great.

Also, 8.10 might still have bugs (it was released only 2-3 weeks ago).

Though, there are some neat features in 8.10 that make you want to 
install it (new Gnome, new Network-Manager etc.).

So, my opinion, if you are not new to Linux, 8.10 deserves some 
attention and you can install it, but you should consider yourself 
warned that (un)solvable problems might appear, unlike Hardy where, in 6 
months most of the bugs were eliminated.

My 2 pence,

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