Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 14:20 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This could potentially be quite big for Ubuntu and Linux in general. Canonical and the Chinese government have announced a collaboration to build a version of Ubuntu specifically for the Chinese market, which will become the reference architecture for standard operating systems in the country.
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RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by AdrianoML on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 00:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
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2010-08-13

>I use NVidia's own drivers often conflicts with kernel updates.

I Guess you're installing it manually from the vendor site/installer? These are not meant for end-user usage since you must manually update then every kernel update. You should be using the Canonical supplied one, which is automatically updated every kernel update, and shouldn't break unless something very funky is happening.

You're probably thinking with a Windows mindset where you must check the vendor site in order to keep drivers update (arguably nowadays most are kept updated with Windows update). In Linux the kernel either supports everything out of the box or the distro takes care of providing support for proprietary drivers. Doing it manually is pretty much advanced users only, and asking for trouble.

Also, I don't know about Ubuntu upgrading conditions, but my ArchLinux install has been alive and up to date since it's inception in 2009. It even handled a full upgrade from 32bit to 64bit, without reinstalling!

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