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Ubuntu 12.04 a disaster?

Dr_Ish (639005) writes | about 2 years ago

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Dr_Ish (639005) writes "When Ubuntu moved from version 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS, the process looked pretty slick. There was no need to do a complete re-install, save all those files, etc. However, it seems to be slowly emerging that the transition may be far from smooth. Ubuntu forums are currently flooded with reports of system freezes and crashes. To make matters worse, no solution has been offered, other than generic suggestions about updating drivers and the last. Although the move to the Unity desktop was already controversial, this could be the nail in the coffin if the Ubuntu ascendancy. That being said, it may be a boon for alternative distros, like Mint, if Ubuntu does not address the issue rapidly."

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Squabble (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41285709)

I like these Linux stories, it's good to watch whiney linux users bash each other with their handbags and get all tearful when their favourite distro takes a bashing

Linux user 1: My distro choice is best
Linux user 2: Wah! No my distro choice is betterer!
Linux user 1: You are the suck moron
Linux user 2: I is butthurt

Mint (1)

Penurious Penguin (2687307) | about 2 years ago | (#41285785)

Mint has been quite flooded with complaints of total system freezes too. Last time I checked, one particular thread on the 'freezing issue' was at about 40k views. Seems to be "solvable" by updating the kernel through PPA, but until this was known, it was a horrendous bug for many. As for boons, Mint is based on Ubu and I doubt it can avoid feeling some Worthy turbulence whilst riding the Canonical Shuttle.

It is a sad subject for me. Ubuntu was a godsend for Linux in some ways -- it really was. To see it in its present shape, seemingly wearing nikes and sipping koolaid while punching users in the face, just makes me shiver. I want to hail it for what it was, but I find myself almost forgetting and instead dreading what monster it may become. So far, they've only lost my respect and loyalty, but I still remember what they accomplished.

Um...what? (1)

johnck (782010) | about 2 years ago | (#41286017)

This submission is the worst linux submission I've ever seen on Slashdot. Period. Sensationalist spam at its worst.

I've been using 12.04 since launch on two computers, one a fresh install and the other upgraded from a pervious version. No problems at all like those described in the article.

Back with 10.04, there was a kernel bug that would make the system crash on my laptop with the num and caps lock keys blinking on and off. Was 10.04 a disaster? No, that's ridiculous. They fixed it in an update (for me it was via 10.10 but I later learned they also backported the fix to 10.04 as it is an LTS release).

Re:Um...what? (1)

mcgrew (92797) | about 2 years ago | (#41299883)

I didn't read the article, but I've had serious issues with kubuntu 12.04. I figured it was because of aged hardware with only 750 megs of memory. Flash doesn't work at all, and it worked perfectly in 11.x. Armok freezes the system if I leave it running for more than a couple of days, and it worked flawlessly before as well. I never had any issues with 10.04 aside from stuttering video (which I attribute to the machine's minimal memory) and I installed it as soon as it was out (had been running 10.01).

The only reason I haven't downgraded is working of friends' Windows computers, and laziness.

Not currently, not flooded (2)

hlub (153437) | about 2 years ago | (#41286141)

The article links to a discussion on ubuntuforums.org with a first post on June 10 and 13 replies. I would not call that "currently flooded with reports"
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