[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu Unity Stability Issues

Wayne Abroue plettpc at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 10:29:54 UTC 2012

Hi All

Normally I would be defending ubuntu, and even Alan's beloved Gentoo,
which seriously amazed me for years on a oldish laptop, thanks Alan.

However, I tend not to update any OS, unless it's directly connected
to the net, and for good reason.
Well, ironically, I was going through this thread this morning, when I
get a VERY irate call from a long standing customer.

She, is a writer and I converted Her to ubuntu five years ago, on a
high spec DEll laptop. Everything went swimmingly until she did a
recent upgrade.
Now remember, this is a typical non-tech user, with pretty basic app needs.
Well, she is in tears, and  I will be off tomorrow to see what can be
done,, Briefly, new kernel apparently has killed lots of hardware e.g.
keyboard , trackpad, usb,
Sure not Unity related, I hope, but just the same.

I have offered to do a new install to 12.04, but now, I've got second thoughts.

Wayne A

On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Wikus <mazal.wikus at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can't help with your iBurst problem , but what I can tell you is that
> Kubuntu is even more unstable.
> I had many random crashes and bugs with it. Novell , I totally dislike that.
> Why not try Xubuntu ? I used that when Unity first came out and couldn't get
> used to unity.
> So I used Xubuntu for 2 years and were very happy with it. There were very
> few issues that I can recall.
> Another option is to use Ubuntu but with the classic look.
> (gnome-session-fallback) I think it is called.
> I use that at work on a 6 year old 512mb laptop and it works and is actually
> very stable.

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