View Poll Results: Should I use to Jaunty?

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  • Yes to Jaunty + ext3/JFS

    1 2.78%
  • Yes to Jaunty + ext4

    21 58.33%
  • Stick with Debian Lenny

    7 19.44%
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Thread: Help me decide - to Jackalope or not to Jackalope

  1. #1
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    Help me decide - to Jackalope or not to Jackalope

    I'm having a crisis... a geek crisis. I can't decide whether to install Jaunty. Usually I'm pretty decisive about everything, but I'm torn on this one.

    Right now, I'm running a very well-setup Debian Lenny system. Reliability-wise, it has been faultless. It's fast and efficient. I have it customised exactly as I want, including hand-installations of newer software to replace the obsolete ones from Debian repos.

    But should I switch back to Ubuntu and install Jaunty?

    I run a production system for work and study, so it needs to be reliable (no weekly crashes, thanks). On the other hand, I'd like up-to-date Firefox, OpenOffice, and Qt, which Ubuntu provides regularly, but Debian stable does not at all.

    I'd also like feedback on how ext4 users are finding their system's performance and reliability. My filesystems of choice have been ext3 and JFS, and both have served me very very well. Is ext4 worth the risk of change?

    What to do, what to do, what to do? Enlighten me with your collective wisdom!

  2. #2
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    Re: Help me decide - to Jackalope or not to Jackalope

    I've had no problems with 9.04+Ext4 so far, and it seems like there's a good speed increase from 8.10. I voted to install 9.04, but if you have a good setup already that you're happy with then there isn't a lot of point in changing that.

  3. #3
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    Re: Help me decide - to Jackalope or not to Jackalope

    i've been running ext4 with 64bit jaunty for about 5 weeks without any issues. runs flawless for me. in fact, it's the best OS i've ever used in 20 years.

    and i could never go back after getting used to the speed increase. i'm spoiled now.

  4. #4
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    Re: Help me decide - to Jackalope or not to Jackalope

    I dont know if its possible but dual booting?
    "There is no failure, just ways that don't work" And when this is realized, people are much happier in life because if they stop trying, they fail as to give up. If people take this approach in life, they will never ever fail"

  5. #5
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    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Help me decide - to Jackalope or not to Jackalope

    I voted to stick with your current setup. Just re-read your post and it sounds clear that what you want is what you have right now. Of course, you could always install Jaunty on another partition to play with and see if it runs just as well. But I wouldn't replace or delete your current Debian system if it's working so well for you.

  6. #6
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    Re: Help me decide - to Jackalope or not to Jackalope

    I'll vote Jaunty. While you may have your Debian system customised just the way you like it, there's no reason why you can't fo the same with Ubuntu. I think your post is neutral but leans more towards Ubuntu:
    I'd like up-to-date Firefox, OpenOffice, and Qt, which Ubuntu provides regularly, but Debian stable does not at all.

  7. #7
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    Re: Help me decide - to Jackalope or not to Jackalope

    you should leave your debian intact at all costs. what is the ultimate solution to your present situations questions and problems is to buy a new computer which you should jackalope all the way
    please buy this online only compilation to support victims of japan. http://www.punk4japan.com/

  8. #8
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    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Help me decide - to Jackalope or not to Jackalope

    Using Jaunty has been a very very good experience for me, everything is just faster. Ext4 has given me no problems what-so-ever. Jaunty is rock solid and quite possibly the best release of Ubuntu for me, I love it!

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  9. #9
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    Re: Help me decide - to Jackalope or not to Jackalope

    Speed: Jackalope
    Stability: Lenny

    Both are fast though and both are stable in my opinion. It's just a matter of what you want greater.

  10. #10
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    Re: Help me decide - to Jackalope or not to Jackalope

    DO NOT SWITCH!

    atleast for right now, wait until it is confirmed to work properly.

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