Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Oct 2009 15:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu We're a little late, but Real Life got in the way, so here we finally are. Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition has been released. This version focusses on improvements in cloud computing on the server using Eucalyptus, further improvements in boot speed, as well as development on Netbook Remix. The related KDE, Xfce, and other variants have been released as well. Update by ELQ: Just a quick note to say that one of my Creative Commons videos was selected to be part of Ubuntu's Free Culture Showcase package that comes by default with the new Ubuntu version!
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RE[2]: Buggy, buggy
by mrAmiga500 on Fri 30th Oct 2009 00:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Buggy, buggy"
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Upgrading any OS at all rarely works well.

The recommendation for Linux distributions is to make separate partitions for / (root), /home and swap. When it comes to a new distribution to try, or an upgrade to your existing distribution, then install the new OS with re-format to the root partition (/), and use but do NOT re-format the /home partition.

Sweet. Works every time, no problems normally. Installing a Linux distribution to a freshly-formatted / partition form a LiveCD normally takes only 20 minutes or so.

If you haven't done this separate partitions arrangement, then you can still recover the situation. Using a LiveCD, save everything existing under /home to another backup disk, wipe the first disk and re-partition it to have separate /, /home and swap partitions, restore the contents of /home from the other backup disk, then re-install the new OS to /. After re-boot, re-create your users with the same usernames as before, and accept the existing home directories for them.

Yes, but wouldn't you have to manually re-install all your software too? (stuff that wouldn't be in the home folder)... and the dependent libraries... and other miscellaneous stuff...

I did a complete wipe when I went from 8.04 to 8.10 and reinstalling and reconfiguring everything was a major pain in the ass.

That's what made me want to do an upgrade this time. Having to reinstall and reconfigure every time there's an update seems like total inefficiency to me.

Edited 2009-10-30 00:15 UTC

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