Re: How can Ubuntu pretend to be stable as based on Debian Testing or Sid?
May I also suggest testing prior to installation. Which would assure system compatibility and functionality prior to installing on one's primary HDD.
would wait until 10.04 comes out and do a clean install. yes, the devs take unstable and work on it to make it relatively stable by release. but a few months after release, by doing updates immediately, you have a pretty rock solid system.
I do agree with J_Stanton, that a fresh install is the preferred installation procedure. Only difference is I'd test before committing. Just my $0.02
* The above response is only my opinion and not meant for debate.
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