Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 15:28 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Bang on target, the new version of Ubuntu Linux is available for our downloading pleasure. Amongst various changes it sports updates to the installer, improved networking, and a new 'Mobile USB' version geared towards the blossoming netbook market. Grab a copy from the Ubuntu website, and check out Linux Format's hands-on look. Or the one at Simple Thoughts. Or the one at PolishLinux. And probably a few other websites as well.
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RE: x1950 pro AGP = blank screen
by rockwell on Thu 30th Oct 2008 19:32 UTC in reply to "x1950 pro AGP = blank screen"
rockwell
Member since:
2005-09-13

What? A problem upgrading a Linux OS? I thought that never happened, except to Windows. From what I hear on these boards, anyway.

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jokinin Member since:
2005-11-07

lol, never said linux is free from problems! sometimes it can be as frustrating as windows

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ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

at least they are 'your' problems that you can do something about.

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pixel8r Member since:
2007-08-11

What? A problem upgrading a Linux OS? I thought that never happened, except to Windows. From what I hear on these boards, anyway.


When's the last time anyone "upgraded" a windows OS?

I thought an "upgrade" these days was identical to a fresh install except for the license. You still lose your applications and settings and have to start over...

I think XP has a wizard for keeping settings across XP installs, but what about "upgrading" to vista...can you even do that?

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DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"I thought an "upgrade" these days was identical to a fresh install except for the license. You still lose your applications and settings and have to start over..."

Actually no. If you run an upgrade, your settings and programs all remain. You can do a fresh install off the media, which is recommended for any OS, including Linux. If you have stored your Windows settings elsewhere, like on another drive or partition, then you will not lose them. Same as with Linux, it needs to be on another partition or drive, or you will lose them as well.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Yeah, it's just like Windows. Completely trouble free. At least that what people here are telling me that Windows is.

Edited 2008-10-31 07:38 UTC

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