Switching from Hardy to Intrepid

Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Thu Oct 23 18:55:30 UTC 2008

Florian Diesch wrote:
> "David McNally" <david3333333 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks. I think I'll wait until the final release before I 
>> switch. This is the computer that I rely on most of the time, and
>> I can't lose anything on it (even though I do backups).
> For an important machine I would wait a few weeks after release.
> Usually after release a lot of new bugs where discovered due to the
> much broader audience. If you wait a few weeks chances are that the
> most nasty ones are fixed and there are at least known workarounds 
> for the others.
> Florian

I climbed on board with Intrepid with the Alpha 6, about a month ago,
and it was still far too soon for anything important that required
stability (like music recording and mixing). But it's now to the point
as a Beta where just about everything seems to be in place properly
and I don't restart and have things not work anymore/work in ways I
didn't configure them for.

I have a friend who I converted to Hardy (a few months back) after a
lifetime of using the evil empire. Because he's seen me pulling my
hair-out he's going to wait on Intrepid until its road-tested so that
his update and issues don't resemble a "Windows release fire-drill" as
he put it. Which is a reasonable and prudent course of action. For
light "office" and email/internet work, it's already there. But for
anything that's too important to have not work right...wait a bit.
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