Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Fri Oct 24 19:33:58 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:

> On Fri, 2008-10-24 at 09:33 +0200, Florian Diesch wrote:
>> Due to newer drivers I'd expect 8.10 to be more stable on some
>> hardware.
> Well, this may be a reasonable expectation, and then it might not. In
> practice it depends entirely on the particular hardware of a given
> system. E.g., the proprietary ATi driver gained support for the xorg
> version in Intrepid just 2 weeks ago or so, so I would not expect
> increased stability from that.
> In any case, "stability" does not only extend to driver/kernel
> stability, it also means application stability and package stability
I'd say that 8.10 would be more _usable_ on newer hardware, not more
_stable_.  In any case, if you're just looking for hardware support it's
easy to install _just_ an updated kernel (with related modules) without
moving all the way to 8.10.

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