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Upgrading to Ubuntu 6.10

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    rjdohnert

    The usual:  Hehe screw MS I will never use Windows again, Linux for Life woooohoooo


    Now on to being serious, has anybody tried it yet and if so wjhats the verdict?  Good? or stay away?  I dont want to hose my installation without having a good reason to do so.

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    Angus

    I think a lot of people are using 6.06 at the moment, and I haven't seen too many people using 6.10; but I haven't really got that much experience so don't take my word for it. I am still running 5.10 "Breezy Badger".

    Is doing the "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" command classified as upgrading? I ask this because I am doing that command now and I want to know which version of Ubuntu I will be using when it has finished.

    Angus Higgins

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    corona_coder

    Why?  you're a Windows guy.  Stick with Windows, we dont need people who jump back and forth in the Linux community.

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    Erisan

    I liked Ubuntu Edgy Eft, but Kubuntu has some serious problems... (I'm not big fan on KDE so it's might be up that though...)

    So my advice is, if you running Kubuntu Dapper stay with it and wait till KDE4. If you running Ubuntu, I think it's worth of upgrade.

    Edgy Eft has nothing special for end users... only a lot stuff for developers. Next *buntu releases are going to be _much_ more interesting.

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    Erisan

    Angus wrote:
    
    Is doing the "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" command classified as upgrading?


    No it's not. Here's recommended instructions.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EdgyUpgrades

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    Angus

    Erisan wrote:
    
    Angus wrote:
    Is doing the "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" command classified as upgrading?


    No it's not. Here's recommended instructions.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EdgyUpgrades


    Thanks for the URL.

    Angus Higgins

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    corona_coder

    Be careful you may be banned from Channel 9 talking Linux on here.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Unless Ubuntu starts actually looking at the video card to see what it can support before starting X, I won't be using it.  Virtual PC has a bit of an omission in it's emulated video card (24 bit color isn't supported in Virtual PC, even though a real S3 can), and Ubuntu chooses to use 24 bit color based off what the card should support, not what it actually can support.

    So it's SuSE for me (they don't try to use 24 bit color).  I'm actually installing Gnome and all into it right now (my first installation was a bare-bones graphical system).

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    j0217995

    I've been running 6.10 in virtual machines since pre-Knot2 and have had no problems.  Yesterday I installed it to a new partiiton and am now dual booting XP Pro and Kubuntu 6.10 w/o any problems.  I love it

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    wacko

    I upgraded my work laptop to 6.10 yesterday and I will say what a chore... everything was good until it somehow uninstalled xserv and pwned my video. Since ATI has some lame drivers and when i finally figured out that it had uninstalled xserv... then everything else was good to go.

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    z33driver

    I haven't kept up with Linux much over the past year, what is the latest and greatest in that world?  Has anything interesting come out?  Did the Xgl/compositing desktop thing become more than alpha-ware?

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    thiebaude

    Last night I upgraded to 6.10.No problems at all.

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    bbmatt13

    I've heard of problems with upgrading from the earlier release. I did a clean install on my desktop and haven't had any problems. It seems to be faster and more responsive not only when booting from the live CD, but also when you do an install. I'm thinking about moving my mail server over to Ubuntu also.

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    z33driver

    Does Linux support NVRAID?  I can't get Vista RC1 or RC2 to install on my living room pc (raid 0), so maybe I will move it to Linux.  I did some surfing around and Mandriva looks interesting.  I've had luck with SuSE in the past so maybe the new openSuSE 10.2 beta?

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    z33driver wrote:
    I haven't kept up with Linux much over the past year, what is the latest and greatest in that world?  Has anything interesting come out?  Did the Xgl/compositing desktop thing become more than alpha-ware?


    A great deal of change will occur next year. Not only with the release of the next generation Linux desktop but also the possibly of forking GPL v3 code back to GPL v2 or even less restrictive licenses like LGPL and BSD.

    I hope forking occurs and all the GPL v3 stuff dies a painful death.


    Regards,
    Vincent

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    z33driver wrote:
    Does Linux support NVRAID?  I can't get Vista RC1 or RC2 to install on my living room pc (raid 0), so maybe I will move it to Linux.  I did some surfing around and Mandriva looks interesting.  I've had luck with SuSE in the past so maybe the new openSuSE 10.2 beta?


    I dont know much about RAID since I've never used one before. I hope to learn more about this soon in my CS classes. Smiley

    But doing some googling revealed that Nvidia nForce (X) drivers are implemented within the Linux kernel. So it looks like you can just set up a software RAID using the "dmraid" tool and in SUSE, YaST's partitioner module as well.

    Mandriva 2007 is nice but some people are complaining that its buggy and dont even think about depending on a beta version of openSUSE (you'll be sorry that way); always wait for the final release unless your planning to do beta testing.

    On a side note:

    Why not just use XP Media Center or Professional on your living room PC?

    If it worked before, why try and fix it?


    Regards,
    Vincent

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