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    Upgrade to 12.10 or stick to the stable 12.04 LTS?

    Are you planning to upgrade to *buntu 12.10 or stick to the stable *buntu 12.04 LTS? Why or why not?

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    Re: Upgrade to 12.10 or stick to the stable 12.04 LTS?

    I'm sticking with 12.04. Anything I need upgraded I can already find in a PPA or compile it, myself.

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    Re: Upgrade to 12.10 or stick to the stable 12.04 LTS?

    Moving up to 12.10.
    I don't like being left behind, I trust myself enough to deal with little bugs that might pop along the way

    I also love shiny new things!

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    Re: Upgrade to 12.10 or stick to the stable 12.04 LTS?

    At this point, I have mixed feelings and thoughts about upgrading to any non LTS Ubuntu release. It is clear that Ubuntu 12.10 will ship with Unity 6.6 which is very significantly much slower than Unity 5.6 in 12.04.x LTS. The other problem is determining whether I need the new features at all. I rarely use Ubuntu Unity nowadays. Most of the new features like previews, Amazon searches, new Unity lenses, desktop web apps, etc. require that I use the newer and much slower version of Ubuntu Unity.

    As it stands right now, I can simply search for a specific Ubuntu PPAs and add the new software feature or capability to Ubuntu 12.04.1 64 bit LTS. If I upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 64 bit, then I will have to enable all of my favorite PPAs and do another major update.

    Finally, I use VM Ware Workstation 9.0.0 64 bit. It is designed to work with Linux kernel 3.4.x. I am using Linux kernel 3.3.6-030306 right now. If I upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit, then it will ship with Linux kernel 3.5.x. VM Ware Workstation 9 will break without downloading and applying an unofficial third-party patch. I am not looking forward to doing this every 6 months.

    LTS guarantees reliability and stability along with speed and performance. It also gets up to 5 years of support. Those are considerable factors to consider before upgrading to a non LTS release.

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    Re: Upgrade to 12.10 or stick to the stable 12.04 LTS?

    I'm moving to 12.10 when the RC is available.
    Clean install. New home. New everything. (I will obviously back up my data.)
    I haven't really made up my mind whether it's going to be Lubuntu or Xubuntu for my oldish laptop.
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    Re: Upgrade to 12.10 or stick to the stable 12.04 LTS?

    I think I'll stick with 12.04 LTS.

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    Re: Upgrade to 12.10 or stick to the stable 12.04 LTS?

    Staying with 12.04 for now. I generally don't upgrade unless I have a reason to. Such as a software I want to use requires the newer OS. Everything I currently use works fine.

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    Re: Upgrade to 12.10 or stick to the stable 12.04 LTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by bakelitedoorbell View Post
    Staying with 12.04 for now. I generally don't upgrade unless I have a reason to. Such as a software I want to use requires the newer OS. Everything I currently use works fine.
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    Re: Upgrade to 12.10 or stick to the stable 12.04 LTS?

    Bit of both:

    Desktop: Upgrade to 12.10 to get the new shiny.

    Netbooks: Stay on 12.04 as they've inexplicably ditched Unity 2D.

    HTPC: Stay on 12.04 as it's basically an appliance so only ever runs LTS.

    VPS: Stay on 12.04. Server = LTS IMO.

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    Re: Upgrade to 12.10 or stick to the stable 12.04 LTS?

    Staying on 12.04 for the foreseeable future, but I use Xubuntu.

    When GIMP was updated, I recall that the newer version wouldn't work on 11.10, only 12.04. If something like that were to happen again, I might be persuaded to upgrade, but I'll avoid it if I can. My philosophy is like rai4shu2's.
    Linux: You reap what you tweak.

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