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!