View Full Version : Which Ubuntu release do you use?

May 3rd, 2010, 08:28 PM
Hi everyone! Since Ubuntu has been around for a while, I'm just wondering if there is information out there that says the percentage share of the different releases (e.g. 25% use karmic, 75% use lucid, etc....)

No purpose really...just wanted to know for personal interest. Maybe if there isn't info, I can start a poll?

Oh, and please reply with a quick message as well to keep this thread alive!

May 3rd, 2010, 09:16 PM
I have 7 computers.

3 of them (so far) use lucid, one, my wife`s (hey it works and I get nervous) uses karmic, one uses Debian and the other 2 use either Debian, some derivative of, or maybe slackware, zenwalk, puppy, moblin or who knows.......? (they both have a ubuntu/debian partition).

May 3rd, 2010, 09:30 PM
I also have 7 DESKTOP computers.
3 are now running 10.04 (with NVidia proprietary driver issues on one .. so am running default at present until NVida removes it's head!)(and Skype is dead in the water on it, too .. this too, shall pass!)
Running two XP machines that never go on line except for updates or to upload processed data to my on line storage. Used primarily for photographic work, PDA sync, and instructional DVD's.
One Mythbuntu 10.04 that still has hardware issues .. but not as many as with previous builds.
And one Mint 8 .. awaiting Mint 9 (testing box to test programs.)

May 3rd, 2010, 09:36 PM
I also have 7 DESKTOP computers.

When I say 7 computers, I only have one proper one.

then , three (family owned - wife and kids) net books,

My server and a couple of "testing" laptops.

It`s all fun though isn`t it :P

May 3rd, 2010, 09:40 PM
Currently Mint 8, which is based on Karmic.

May 3rd, 2010, 09:42 PM
Got Lucid on all my family's computers, and gonna' get it on some friends' soon since some of them are afraid to upgrade by themselves. And, well, backing up is a pain for noobs, and some don't wanna' upgrade through the update manager, which is understandable.

May 3rd, 2010, 09:43 PM
10.04 on main box
9.10 on NAS/media server
9.04 on gf's old *** laptop

May 3rd, 2010, 09:47 PM
10.04 on my desktop, which is not running very well as it was an upgraded to crrent release RC build that is having some issues.

9.10 on my HTPC because 10.04 and the included version of MythTV are having major issues with my hardware.

8.04 on my work laptop because its the last version to support older pre-HD ATI graphics cards, and I barely ever use Ubuntu on it, unless I need to get around work's proxy server which blocks so much cool stuff.

Then my netbook runs 9.10, because I just haven't had time yet to update it. I kinda don't want to either.

May 3rd, 2010, 09:48 PM
On my old P4, I dual boot Lucid and Windows Me.

On my Core Solo lappy, I dual boot Lucid and Windows 7 Professional.

May 3rd, 2010, 09:50 PM
The girlfriend insists her laptop remains with Vista installed, even though I keep extolling the virtues and speed of Linux - but for me, I've got one laptop and a desktop running 10.04 and a second laptop running Windows XP.

...although that'll be 10.04 soon enough too - I've had enough of Microshaft...:o

May 3rd, 2010, 09:56 PM
My main desktop is on Lucid. My beat old laptop is on Mint 8 (Karmic) and my netbook is on Karmic UNR.

May 3rd, 2010, 09:59 PM
Karmic Koala. It's stable so I don't feel the need to upgrade for now.
I think I'll skip 10.04 and go directly to 10.10.

Cheers :cool:

May 3rd, 2010, 10:20 PM
Yeh i reckon a poll on this would be interesting, you should make one.

I have upgraded all my computers to use Lucid Lynx and Lucid Lynx netbook remix and so far liking it.

May 3rd, 2010, 10:24 PM
I was anxious to get off 9.10 for a lot of reasons. That release always seemed half-baked.

I'm running 10.04 nbr/lxde on my netbook for now. NBR is a little sluggish, even with 2gb of ram, but it has more polish than 9.10. I'm waiting to goof around with eeebuntu 4 which is Debian-based this year.

On my primary laptop, I am running 10.04 x64.

On my htpc nettop, I am running 10.04 x64, but I'm open to suggestions. I'm thinking about moving back to x86 to get flash10 and because I only have 2gb of ram in that machine.

May 3rd, 2010, 10:28 PM
I have been waiting for the next LTS for a while now I am running Lucid on my laptop next to Vista.

May 3rd, 2010, 10:29 PM
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

May 3rd, 2010, 10:32 PM
I Think that It is my favorite Version of Ubuntu Yet!

May 3rd, 2010, 10:32 PM
My main desktop is 9.04 server edition with an XP partition "just in case it's needed" (unlikely), my laptop is a triple boot of 10.04, 9.04 and Vista, and my old desktop is a CLI version of 6.06.

edit: a couple of annoyances with 10.04 but it's not the end of the world.

May 3rd, 2010, 10:53 PM
Just updated and added a poll.

May 3rd, 2010, 11:12 PM
I use Lucid on my 6 year old Dimension 3000, which duel boots with XP. Finally got my wife to give Ubuntu a try for her email and Facebook. Installed the beta2 and have been updating on a regular basis with no significant problems.

On my 8 year old Inspiron 4100 notebook I've been using Karmic for a couple of weeks. With only 256 mb memory, it's a bit slow, but not annoyingly so.
I'm thinking about giving Xubuntu Lucid a try, just to see if that works OK.

Finally, on an 11 year old Dimension XPS T450, which I like to try different distros on, I'm currently running Ubuntu Karmic. With a 450 Pentium II and 640 mb memory, it's really in over its head with Karmic. Mint 8 LXDE and Fluxbox ran just fine, but I just had to see what it could do with Karmic.

I've been cleaning up a few nieces' Windows machines for a few years now when they're almost unusable because of viruses and malware. My latest project involved a clean of Vista on a Dell notebook (Celeron processor, 1 gb memory:confused:) for a Facebook-aholic niece. I did a wubi install of Ubuntu Karmic for her to try out. She loves Ubuntu now and only uses Vista when she needs to print something, since her Lexmark printer doesn't seem to want to cooperate with Karmic. I'll can't wait to do the same with Lucid for my next niece with a problem...shouldn't be a long wait!!:P

May 4th, 2010, 12:32 AM
10.04 Ubuntu and 10.04 Kubuntu. I use 10.04 because it is the best release so far for the computers I have.

Vista/Ubuntu 10.04/Kubuntu 10.04 32 bit

Win 7/Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit

May 4th, 2010, 01:35 AM
Upgraded the desktop to 10.04 yesterday, working very nicely - big thanks to the work of the nouveau team for helping me eliminate the nvidia binary driver.

Laptop is needed for something fairly important tomorrow, but I'll update it after that. Laptop uses KDE, and testing with the liveCD revealed support for some pretty good desktop effects OOTB on an ATI chip :)

May 4th, 2010, 01:40 AM
Currently I'm using 10.04 on my Laptop. Before that I use 8.04. I'm just sticking with LTS releases since they last longer.

I still use 8.04 on my mother's computer. I tried to upgrade it to 10.04 recently, but she had some speed issues while browsing the net, so I put 8.04 back on. Though if I need to upgrade it, I guess Xubuntu would be better.

May 4th, 2010, 01:49 AM
Not Ubuntu but Crunchbang 10 Alpha 1 "Statler" XFCE 64-bit

Frogs Hair
May 4th, 2010, 01:50 AM
X86 64 Lucid Lynx , 9.10 was great but I couldn't keep my fingers off of the upgrade option . Glad I upgraded !!!

May 4th, 2010, 03:22 AM
Not Ubuntu but Crunchbang 10 Alpha 1 "Statler" XFCE 64-bit

lol that's not one of my options XD

May 4th, 2010, 08:24 AM
My signature pretty much says it all, although I also have a computer I use at my small business running 9.04.

May 4th, 2010, 07:02 PM
seems like most people upgrade right away..lol

May 5th, 2010, 02:54 PM
I'm still using CrunchBang 9.04 on two of my older computers. Waiting for the next stable release to migrate them to Debian-based CrunchBang. Karmic did not run well on my hardware and I haven't had an opportunity to test-drive Lucid yet.

May 5th, 2010, 03:53 PM
I really like the overall look and feel of Lucid, but there are a few showstopping issues which, for now, keep me from upgrading from Karmic. These have already been reported on Launchpad, but so far have nobody assigned to them.

Of course, it has been a policy for quite a few Ubuntu users (myself included) to wait at least a few months after release before committing to a distribution upgrade. We've learned quite well from the GCC debacle presented in 6.06...

{ Rant Clipped }


May 5th, 2010, 05:01 PM
I'm gonna stick with Hardy for a couple of months before going to Lucid.

May 7th, 2010, 01:57 PM
yea...100 people :)

May 7th, 2010, 06:38 PM

May 7th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Kubuntu 5.04 Hoary (first kubuntu release) in a vm, just for fun!

May 7th, 2010, 07:33 PM
i run 9.10 am stil w8ing 4 10.04 at my post box

May 10th, 2010, 02:29 AM
so no one uses 7.04 anymore...?

May 10th, 2010, 02:39 AM
There no selection for Maverick Meerkat:

cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu maverick (development branch)"

May 10th, 2010, 03:02 AM
I started on 8.10, upgraded to 9.04 on its release day, and just moved to 10.04 (and Kubuntu) two days ago.

Enjoying KDE so far... looks much sharper, that's for sure. :guitar:

Little Bones
May 10th, 2010, 03:04 AM
Ubuntu 10.04, and I would use Xubuntu as well but apparently it removes Ubuntu if you try to install it? At least that's what the package manager said.

I won't ever touch KDE again, it just isn't my thing.

May 10th, 2010, 03:07 AM
10.04 on two different computers.

May 11th, 2010, 05:06 PM
almost 150 :)

May 16th, 2010, 03:59 PM
More people please :)

May 16th, 2010, 05:09 PM
EMC2 { 8.04 modified }

does your poll allow a selection

May 16th, 2010, 05:15 PM
Unable to upgrade using my Internet connection :( Waiting for the purchased 10.04 cd for clean install. No regrets! I'm satisfied with 9.10 which runs smooth on my machine for both Gnome and KDE:P

May 16th, 2010, 06:40 PM
All three of my Linux machines now run Lucid.

Info and specs:
One is my oldest machine, a desktop running Xubuntu 10.04. Its specs are: 1.8 GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB HDD. It dual boots with Windows 2000.

The other desktop has been running Ubuntu 10.04 since beta. Its specs are: 2.8 GHz Pentium 4, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB HDD. It dual boots with Windows XP.

My laptop is running Ubuntu 10.04. Its specs are: 2.0 GHz Pentium Dual-Core, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD. It triple boots with Windows Vista and 7.

May 16th, 2010, 09:25 PM
EMC2 { 8.04 modified }

does your poll allow a selection

Yes you can choose more than one.

May 21st, 2010, 04:00 AM
almost 200...

May 21st, 2010, 06:49 AM
currently Mint 9 which is based on Ubuntu 10.04

May 21st, 2010, 06:54 AM
What's the point of not updating a few days after the release of a new version, compatibility issues?

May 21st, 2010, 09:13 AM
10.04, even if it's Kubuntu.

May 21st, 2010, 09:17 AM
Some are still using Breezy Badger and Dapper Drake? Are you kidding me?? (I thought support ended for those)

May 21st, 2010, 10:05 AM
[QUOTE=droadtrip;9335771]Some are still using Breezy Badger and Dapper Drake? Are you kidding me?? (I thought support ended for those)

as far as i know the server edition for LTS Dapper Drake is supported for 5 years

May 21st, 2010, 11:06 AM
Some are still using Breezy Badger and Dapper Drake? Are you kidding me?? (I thought support ended for those)

Just because support has expired does not mean you cannot still use an older version. It will still run but will never be updated with bug or security fixes.

May 21st, 2010, 03:01 PM
What's the point of not updating a few days after the release of a new version, compatibility issues?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it? :)

May 21st, 2010, 03:19 PM
Updating is up to the user .. I have one machine that only goes from LTS to LTS simply because once it is tweaked to my liking, I want to keep it stable as it is the Big Kahuna in this place. Others I will update from release to release in order to check out and get familiar with new features. Those machines process little data and are not critical to my operations.

I will say that I am EXTREMELY pleased with 10.04 and think that the developers have done an outstanding job on this one.

Yes, there are laptops that have issues, so what else is new?

May 21st, 2010, 03:39 PM
Some are still using Breezy Badger and Dapper Drake? Are you kidding me?? (I thought support ended for those)

Yeah, totally crazy stuff d00d!

May 22nd, 2010, 03:43 AM
Mine Triple boot xp win7 and Karmic koala.My wifes laptop win7 she only understands windows doesnt see the point in linux thinks Im nuts but we all know its great here!My computer never ever hardly gets booted to windows anymore Linux rocks still amazed by Ubuntu been using it for 4 months honeymoons not over yet for me still amazed and want to learn more!Her laptop has been good with windows 7 I put panda cloud antivirus and malwarebytes anti malware and run the browser in sandboxie so it stays clean.As for me no antivirus needed everything just works!

May 22nd, 2010, 07:32 AM
im very new to ubuntu so new i have only been using it for six months my first was jaunty and i liked it ever since im using lucid at the moment and its awesome shuttleworth finally got it right

May 22nd, 2010, 10:54 PM
My signature says it all.

May 23rd, 2010, 12:02 AM
I'm quite new to Ubuntu, but I'm running the 10.04, and I love it, haven't used win7 since I installed lucid!

SoFl W
May 23rd, 2010, 12:06 AM
On which machine? I have two machines, run two versions and have a third (KDE) on my boot stick. My main machine is still 9.10, wont upgrade that for a while.

May 23rd, 2010, 12:57 AM
Right now I am running Karmic on my desktop. My wife and daughter are also running Karmic on there laptops, but mainly because there have been wifi issues with Lucid that we are going to wait out. I myself am running Lucid on my laptop dual booted with Windows 7 and there are a lot of funny issues to deal with.

May 23rd, 2010, 01:00 AM
I have 10.04 on my laptop.

I wanted to install 10.04 on my wife's eeePC 701; however, a few weeks before 10.04 was released she ran out of disk space. It was running eeeBuntu. I put a SD card in it, and installed Ubuntu 9.10 UNR. I put the OS on the SSD and /home on the SD card. I take the SD card out once a week and copy the contents to my laptop's disk. That is a nice way to backup her data. I am giving her time to adjust to the switch from eeeBuntu to Ubuntu 9.10 UNR before upgrading to 10.04.

Then I have 2 computers that are still running 9.10 because I just don't feel like taking the time to upgrade them. They are primarily used by my grandchildren to play games, watch Cartoon Network, and things like that. They don't need the newest stuff as long as things like Flash work. :)

I have two other computer running hypervisors (virtualization). They are connected to big screen TVs. They run both Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu 9.10. They are used to watch streaming Netfix and so on. That requires Microsoft Windows. One has Vista and the other Windows 7.

May 25th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Haha great, over 250 :)

May 29th, 2010, 03:22 AM
Almost 300 XD

May 29th, 2010, 05:39 AM
Well, since I can't get a stable Internet connection on Lucid, I'm using Karmic. I think it's better that I not use Lucid until I can find out how to fix that problem, since if I can't connect to the Internet, I can't really find out how to fix my Internet issues....I was just sick of being kicked off the Internet randomly.:mad:

May 29th, 2010, 06:24 AM
Hardy......its been solid,dont know when I will upgrade to Lucid,but I will,I like the LTS.

May 29th, 2010, 06:26 AM
Lucid Lynx! Love it

May 29th, 2010, 10:00 AM
I'm on Lucid on my laptop, the only problems I've had are from trying to install things that aren't in synaptic, or from messing up some sort of configuration. I get my hands dirty in a lot of that stuff, and I don't really know what I'm doing haha. Worst part is, I never keep backups because I know that if I really mess up, just pop in the install disc and start over :P

June 6th, 2010, 02:27 PM

June 6th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Dual boot Lucid:) and XP:( on Dell Dimension 3000 on desktop.
Dual boot Lucid:) and Vista:( on Dell XPS M1530 laptop.

Default OS on both is Lucid. Only use Windows for TDAmeritrade apps and MediaMonkey.

June 14th, 2010, 02:12 AM

June 25th, 2010, 01:23 AM
bump x2

June 25th, 2010, 01:34 AM
Lucid, Maverick in a VM. :P

June 25th, 2010, 02:14 AM
no 10.10? I guess I'll have to go with 10.04.

June 25th, 2010, 03:57 AM
10.04, but I kinda wish I stayed with 9.10 and waited few months for 10.04 to fix bugs. =/

June 25th, 2010, 05:35 AM
I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my main computer and Lubuntu 10.04 on my old computer. My daughter uses 9.10 on her old laptop.

June 25th, 2010, 06:49 AM
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June 25th, 2010, 06:58 AM
I use the latest stable on any machines I own. On machines I recommend or install for folks I use the latest LTS with wireless backports.

June 25th, 2010, 08:32 AM
Maverick, but I have arch linux, puppy lucid, xp, w7 installed as well.

June 25th, 2010, 10:55 AM
you should add maverick
i'm using lucid AND maverick

July 12th, 2010, 04:52 AM
haha sorry about no maverick...