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Then I made a mistake - I installed Ubuntu 7.10! What a mistake, I don't think Ubuntu did its normal quality control on this one.

Please elaborate: what was so bad about Ubuntu 7.10 compared to previous versions?

would you believe that editing fstab to enable the Linux install to recognise the other hard drive with Windows XP destroyed the X-Windows.

No, actually, I would not.

Fixing X was beyond my skill level and by then I had had enough. Delete the Linux install from the second hard drive and make it a back-up for Windows (nice and easy) and zap my laptop and re-install Windows XP.

If Ubuntu 6.06 and 7.04 had been working good, why not reinstall these?

Now all I have to do is get over my anti-Microsoft fealings.

What feelings would those be? Do you really dislike Microsoft, or are you simply parrotting what you think a Linux enthusiast would say?

The user experience however is good; I have changed from constant Sys-Admin to ordinary user and everything just works!

My experiences with Ubuntu is that everything just works. I've installed it on the PCs of non-techie friends, and I haven't had a single complaint yet.

I have been trying to switch from Microsoft XP to Linux for several years.

I'm sorry, but I'm quite skeptical about your whole story. In fact, it sounds like a complete fabrication destined to discourage others to try Linux in general and Ubuntu in particular.

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autumnlover Member since:

Please elaborate: what was so bad about Ubuntu 7.10 compared to previous versions?

Some weeks ago I put a list of main "bad things" I encounter in latest Ubuntu, not present in previous versions.

A quick reminder:

- broken debmirror (for me it was critical since I use it)

- screensaver settings in LiveCD - activating it the same moment GNOME is displayed - at first sight it looks similar like problems with monitor mode being detected wrong.

- "screen and graphic" xorg.conf's ultimate destroyer.

- graphics card and monitor detection failed on my two PC - 6.06, 6.10 and 7.04 detected them fine.

- Synaptic and Add/remove works horribly with offline repos DVDs. Even created with care - "universe" being separated from "main", "restricted" and "multiverse" disk sets. But this isnt new. 6.06 AFAIR work quite good. 6.10 and later went bad.

- AND ONE MORE BUG since I complained here about 7.10 - JeOS cannot work with defeault settings of Vmware - at least under Windows - cannot start when virtual HD controller is set as default. Also "disk integrity check" fails even the disk is ok.

I discovered it yesterday and located the fix for that issue, but was terrified - even checked my PC RAM for errors - it looks like bad download over and over again. JeOS is good idea, but the way it was released is disastrous.

JeOS 7.10.1 "point release" is REQUIRED !!!

Edited 2007-11-27 13:47

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archiesteel Member since:

Two points: first, I wasn't asking you, I was asking the guy who thought it was so bad the best course of action was to install Fedora 8 over it. I want to know what it was that made him do that (because I suspect it's a load of baloney). As such, I'm not really interested in what *you* didn't like about it.

Second, none of these points are major, except perhaps the monitor/graphics card detection, and even then I'd be surprised to see just how many people are affected by that bug. Not that many, I'd bet.

Also, what the heck is JeOS?

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