View Poll Results: What is the best release up to Precise?

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  • Precise

    38 35.85%
  • Oneiric

    9 8.49%
  • Natty

    3 2.83%
  • Maverick

    14 13.21%
  • Lucid

    23 21.70%
  • Karmic

    4 3.77%
  • Jaunty

    7 6.60%
  • Intrepid

    0 0%
  • Hardy

    3 2.83%
  • Gutsy or earlier

    5 4.72%
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Thread: Best Ubuntu Release

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    Smile Best Ubuntu Release

    Unfortunately, the poll oly lets me have 10 options, so I can only go back to Hardy, but what has been your favorite Ubuntu release so far?

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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    Up to now, the best for me has been Oneiric. I have high hopes that the release version of Precise will be even better, and I think it will be.

    Right now, I have two problems that keep me from saying Precise. 1) Huge memory footprint. My system uses about 760 MB immediately after startup, with no unusual added services. 2) I have not been able to print to my Canon printer, which works just fine with Oneiric and my son's Apple Macbook Pro (OSX Lion). I can successfully install the driver, but it still does not actually print anything.

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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    Lucid Lynx, all the way!

    Light on resources, (relatively speaking) very configurable, it was the first release that worked on all my various computers, robust. It's everything that I'll ever want in an OS. Period.

    I started with 6.06 and have tried all the newer ones including the current 12.04 beta. Nothing comes close for me.

    It's "simple, but polished". That's ideal. We're seeing too much of "polished, but bloated" these days.

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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    Quote Originally Posted by Penguinnerd View Post
    Lucid Lynx, all the way!

    Light on resources, (relatively speaking) very configurable, it was the first release that worked on all my various computers, robust. It's everything that I'll ever want in an OS. Period.

    I started with 6.06 and have tried all the newer ones including the current 12.04 beta. Nothing comes close for me.

    It's "simple, but polished". That's ideal. We're seeing too much of "polished, but bloated" these days.
    Well put!

    My favourite is Maverick, though to be honest, I haven't tried all the releases ― only Dapper, Jaunty and Maverick. Similar to Lucid, I feel Maverick is lean yet polished, and very solid.

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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    I've only used Natty & Oneiric, neither of which were LTS. Well wait... I've got 10.04 in a VM that I rarely open, so I don't think that really counts. I'll wait to reserve my judgement until I give 12.04 a proper try.

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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    12.04 for me! Upgraded last week from 11.10 to the 12.04 beta and its far more stable than my 11.10 was.

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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    View Poll Results: What is the best release up to Precise?
    If it's up to Precise then why include it?

    9.04 Jaunty was great. Back before plymouth, gnome-shell, unity ....

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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    10.04 lts still using it.

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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    I'll wait to vote until Precise is released. But of the three releases I've been around for, 11.10 has been the best.

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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    My favorite was Hoary Hedgehog because that was the first time I found a distribution of Linux that worked very easily on my system.

    I voted for Oneiric as the best, though. I'm using Precise right now, and I love it. But I couldn't vote for it because I've run into some issues with Wine in Precise that I know is not Wine's fault. I suspect it has to do with the brand new Multiarch that they decided to introduce in an LTS release. I don't think Multiarch mixes well with Wine.

    So even though I'm loving Precise in all other areas, I had to vote for Oneiric. I like Gnome 3 and Gnome Shell too much to vote for something earlier.
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