[SATLUG] Upgrade ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04?

Andrew Pickens wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 3 17:15:44 CDT 2010

Justin wrote:
> I haven't had any major issues with it, and it sounds like you've been using
> Ubuntu and Linux things much, much longer than me.  So I'd imagine if it did
> give you any problems you'd be able to fix it pretty easily.  The only
> problem I have it that sometimes when I boot up, that shiny new ambiance
> theme doesn't load and instead it boots with a butchered clearlooks theme.
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 11:35 PM, mark <mayfield_mark at att.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 21:26 -0500, Andrew Pickens wrote:
>>> This may have been discussed when I wasn't paying attention, but I see
>>> that the SATLUG archives are under construction.
>>> I am a garden verity desktop user who has been using Ubuntu 8.04 for a
>>> long time with only one problem: Videos do not play smoothly.  I have a
>>> Nvidia EN8400GS graphics card and found that the latest Nvidia driver
>>> doesn't work with 8.04.  I did get the latest driver that does work
>>> (173.14.12), and got some improvement.  It looks like I should update to
>>> 10.04 LTS, but while searching the forms re the driver problem I read
>>> some grumbling about 10.04 being buggy.
>>> What is the groups experience with 10.04 LTS?  Is it ready for inept
>>> people like me?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Andy Pickens
>>         I haven't had any more problems with it than any of the other
>> versions.
>> I have had to do some tweaking here and there with every Linux distro I
>> have run, even Ubuntu. Although some die hards don't like Ubuntu,
>> underneath the GUI it is still Linux. Linux isn't Windows and you do
>> need to actually learn some things to use it efficiently. But there are
>> many rewards for doing so. No fee for the OS or the programs, the
>> ability to audit and modify source code, the ability to do whatever you
>> like with it as long as you know or are willing to learn how and of
>> course being able to use it without the "security tax".
>>        I didn't like Ubuntu One, which has all but taken over in 10.04. The
>> only bug I've come across is that the shut down option often disappears
>> in the System menu and I have to do a "sudo poweroff". I think that is
>> because of some configuration issues created by my in place upgrade. I
>> have had the same install since 8.04, each upgrade creates a couple of
>> issues that I work through after a while. Especially pulse audio, it
>> will be great if they can ever get the bugs out.
>> --

Thanks to all for the comments.  I guess I'll give it a shot.

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