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insanity99
June 29th, 2009, 07:27 PM
or is 8.10 better?

Celauran
June 29th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Upgrades are pretty messy no matter how you slice it, so if you're interested in 9.04, I'd still recommend backing up personal data and doing a clean install. There are some hardware-specific problems with 9.04, so I'd take a look through the forums and see if any of your hardware may be affected. Or download a 9.04 liveCD and try it out to make sure everything works before going through with the install.

Mark Phelps
June 29th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Both have improvements over 8.04. In my experience, the best way to determine which is "better" for you is to boot from a LiveCD of each version and see which one does the better job of detecting your hardware, installing the drivers, and generally doing what you want it to do.

For example, 9.04 no longer supports a whole bunch of legacy ATI video cards and chipsets, so folks with those who upgraded, lost the capability for installing 3D accelerated drivers.

XCan
June 29th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Since you're not on an Intel chip I would say the major concern is gone. However, if you like compiz and the vnc server with Ubuntu you may want to think twice. vnc+compiz is totally broken in 9.04.

insanity99
June 29th, 2009, 07:32 PM
yeah i think it will be wise to stick with 8.10 since i use ATI

afroman10496
June 29th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Well it depends... if you are using it for business, just wait for 10.4LTS. Anything else yeah. Just remember that the "Restart GNOME" thing has changed. It is not ctrl+alt+backspace. You can still do something like ctrl+alt+k+delete but please do not do it if unnecessary! TRY AT YOUR OWN D*** RISK!

insanity99
June 29th, 2009, 07:37 PM
will it give me trouble since i use ATI graphics card?

afroman10496
June 29th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Upgrades are pretty messy no matter how you slice it, so if you're interested in 9.04, I'd still recommend backing up personal data and doing a clean install.
I know, right? Upgrades take even longer than fresh installs, and you can risk screwing up if your connection is crappy and unstable like Wi-Fi.

insanity99
June 29th, 2009, 07:42 PM
seems like i should stick with 8.10 until bug fixes are released.

A_M_S
June 29th, 2009, 07:45 PM
For example, 9.04 no longer supports a whole bunch of legacy ATI video cards and chipsets, so folks with those who upgraded, lost the capability for installing 3D accelerated drivers.

Why ATI video cards and chipsets are no longer supported on jaunty?

philcamlin
June 29th, 2009, 07:46 PM
yeah you should wait.

im on 9.04 and i dont see whats better about it :P

cant wait till 9.10 though :) thats where im upgrading :D:popcorn:

insanity99
June 29th, 2009, 07:49 PM
i dont know if i should get it or not, will i have a lot of problems with it since i have a ATI graphics card?

insanity99
June 29th, 2009, 07:50 PM
yeah you should wait.

im on 9.04 and i dont see whats better about it :P

cant wait till 9.10 though :) thats where im upgrading :D:popcorn:

ah ok i will do that then