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    Re: Should I upgrade to 12.10 Quantal Quetzal?

    I don't see any problem using non LTS, however, I would suggest wait at least a month (perhaps 2) before you do so (that applies to LTS as well) because in my experience new Ubuntu releases tend to be buggy and it is better to wait for post release bug fixes before you install.

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    Re: Should I upgrade to 12.10 Quantal Quetzal?

    If you got nothing to lose, then I say go for it.
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    Bug reports don't just fall from the sky, people make 'em happened.(And you can too!!)
    If the developers don't know there are problems, then nothing gets fixed.(They're dependent on getting the software on as many system as possible, but they have limited systems. Your system could prove helpful)
    If the system is totaled then reinstall 12.04.
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    Re: Should I upgrade to 12.10 Quantal Quetzal?

    LTS stability is relative. If not mission critical just upgrade to QQ and see how it goes. Of course make backups and the like
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    Re: Should I upgrade to 12.10 Quantal Quetzal?

    I'm using the gnome-shell remix of 12.10. I find it appears to have issues with xorg on suspend/resume. I've only tried it on one machine (AMD AthlonII/Nvidia graphics card) so have limited data.

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    Re: Should I upgrade to 12.10 Quantal Quetzal?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesTheAwesomeDude View Post
    I was just wondering whether it would be a good idea to upgrade to the 12.10 release of Ubuntu. I'm not running anything mission-critical, and I do like to err on the side of new/unstable, but I was wondering what the general opinion is on it. Is is unusably crash-prone? Is it chock-full of new features? I'd kind of like this to be an open-ended discussion about 12.10 in general.
    I'm assuming that by "Ubuntu" you mean the standard Ubuntu with Unity. If that's right, then, if you use LibreOffice regularly, I would not upgrade to 12.10. LibreOffice is currently buggy in 12.10, to the point of barely being usable in its default state.
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    Re: Should I upgrade to 12.10 Quantal Quetzal?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    If you got nothing to lose, then I say go for it.
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    Bug reports don't just fall from the sky, people make 'em happened.(And you can too!!)
    If the developers don't know there are problems, then nothing gets fixed.(They're dependent on getting the software on as many system as possible, but they have limited systems. Your system could prove helpful)
    If the system is totaled then reinstall 12.04.
    You can test and file bug reports by installing in a test partition. No need to risk screwing up your working installation.

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    Re: Should I upgrade to 12.10 Quantal Quetzal?

    Multiple partition and use them all.
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    Re: Should I upgrade to 12.10 Quantal Quetzal?

    Quote Originally Posted by critin View Post
    Multiple partition and use them all.
    +1

    Anything else is just a waste of sectors!
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    Arrow Re: Should I upgrade to 12.10 Quantal Quetzal?

    Wow, it's been intriguing to hear all of the different opinions on this! I've really enjoyed listening to all of the different perspectives.
    After hearing about how interesting it can be, I went ahead and took the plunge.

    That was probably more frustrating than the time I gave my Windows a Rootkit virus.

    Drivers, GONE. The entire system was so horrifically buggy. sudo apt-get install fglrx (to install a graphics driver) completely DESTROYED my system.
    I had to use the Root Terminal to back up my files to an external.

    Now I know my limits: unstable programs, stable operating system.
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    Re: Should I upgrade to 12.10 Quantal Quetzal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Do you have a specific reason?...
    If only I had listened to you years ago lol the amount of things I've broken because I thought I'd "Give it a go".

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