Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Mar 2011 22:23 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu has released the first beta for Ubuntu 11.04. This si the first release where Unity is the default desktop environment. All the official Ubuntu derivatives have also bee beta'd.
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RE[2]: Does it work?
by Alfman on Fri 1st Apr 2011 02:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Does it work?"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

"I don't know that this is Ubuntu's fault...it may seem as though one distro is more mature than another. In reality, they just ship whatever was most recent at the time, and it happens to have been bad timing."

I agree, maybe the problems stem from upstream, however I bricked two Ubuntu systems by hitting the "upgrade" button, and now I'm afraid to do it any more.


I've installed Debian many times, and I think Ubuntu has done a great job making the whole process more user friendly. It's just that the last few releases have been of worse stability/quality than predecessors - to the point where I'd recommend avoiding the upgrade.

They should test compatibility more thoroughly before official releases and if necessary roll back pieces which are broken. It's not like Fedora, who's users expect the bleeding edge.

Edit: This is a beta...so I guess instead of complaining, I should be installing it to report problems *before* the official release.

Edited 2011-04-01 02:41 UTC

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RE[3]: Does it work?
by Gone fishing on Fri 1st Apr 2011 05:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Does it work?"
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

I'd recommend avoiding the upgrade.


Absolutely - my experience with upgrading is very poor and now I have a separate /home partition and simply do a fresh install.

Doing a fresh install, however, my experience with the last releases of Ubuntu have been good - but this one with so many changes we'll see, I think I'm reasonably optimistic.

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RE[4]: Does it work?
by yfph on Fri 1st Apr 2011 06:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Does it work?"
yfph Member since:
2009-09-03

"I'd recommend avoiding the upgrade.


Absolutely - my experience with upgrading is very poor and now I have a separate /home partition and simply do a fresh install.

Doing a fresh install, however, my experience with the last releases of Ubuntu have been good - but this one with so many changes we'll see, I think I'm reasonably optimistic.
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Sounds very Windows-esque...

Edited 2011-04-01 06:39 UTC

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RE[4]: Does it work?
by JAlexoid on Fri 1st Apr 2011 10:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Does it work?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Absolutely - my experience with upgrading is very poor and now I have a separate /home partition and simply do a fresh install.

Doing a fresh install, however, my experience with the last releases of Ubuntu have been good - but this one with so many changes we'll see, I think I'm reasonably optimistic.

Synaptics trackpad input drivers and my ThinkPad T42 with Radeon 9600M will disagree even with fresh installs.

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RE[3]: Does it work?
by marblesbot on Fri 1st Apr 2011 07:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Does it work?"
marblesbot Member since:
2009-12-25

Yes, upgrading has been a problem since 2004!

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