[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu Unity Stability Issues

Wayne Abroue plettpc at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 10:31:22 UTC 2012


OOPS REPLIED TO WRONG THREAD!

Apologise




On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Wayne Abroue <plettpc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All
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> Normally I would be defending ubuntu, and even Alan's beloved Gentoo,
> which seriously amazed me for years on a oldish laptop, thanks Alan.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> I have offered to do a new install to 12.04, but now, I've got second thoughts.
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> 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.
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>> 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.
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>> 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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