9.10 is a black eye for Ubuntu

Graham Todd grahamtodd2 at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 11 15:57:57 UTC 2009

On Tue, 10 Nov 2009 19:26:08 -0600
Andrew Farris <flyindragon1 at aol.com> uttered these words:

> I've had the exact opposite
> experience with the upgrades I've done so far on my end... 3 flawless
> upgrades (save for firefox icon disappearing), 1 with minor problems
> [flash rejection (nothing new for this box)... and a graphics driver
> issue (ATI's fault...again, no surprise...) ]. Other than that, I've
> experienced stability and speed increases across the board. I don't
> feel bad about having upgraded, and I don't feel nervous about
> upgrading the next box in line this coming weekend.

I agree.  First off, I upgraded my Hi-Grade 332 laptop from 9.04 to
9.10 through Update Manager.  I was a little nervous but all went
through smoothly and the perennial 'noapic' boot problem only appeared
when 9.10 updated /boot/grub/menu.lst.  I keep the live-CD with the
laptop and any changes to the boot process can be changed.

Next an ageing computer gave up the ghost and forced me to buy a
cheapo replacement on eBay.  It was an AMD Sempron 3000 machine with
8.10 installed, but I installed 9.10 from the live-CD and all went
well, no hitches at all.

Finally, I installed 9.10 on a Shuttle XPC and again there were no
problems at all.  Shuttles are becoming my favourite X-mas present
projects and Ubuntu 9.10 looks a great candidate for the OS.

Don't believe everything you read or hear.....

Graham Todd

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