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    Considering installing Ubuntu 13.04

    It's running so nice for me on live session (downloaded latest daily build) even has kernel 3.8 which has some very nice improvements in power management and performance that i have noticed on my new Toshiba laptop with intel i3 core processor....

    I know i should really wait until final release, when i was planning on replacing my 12.10 install with 13.04...
    Then i thought, maybe i should install it as a dual boot for now...

    From those that have been testing, do you think it's stable enough at this point for daily usage or should i just wait until April?

    All feedback appreciated!

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    Re: Considering installing Ubuntu 13.04

    Because it's stable today it doesn't mean something won't break in the next update. That's what testing versions are all about.

    Installing on another partition and keeping a stable release in case of breakages is a good idea.

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    Re: Considering installing Ubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by craig10x View Post
    From those that have been testing, do you think it's stable enough at this point for daily usage [...]

    All feedback appreciated!
    It's too stable IMO. Either that, or I've gotten too adept at fixing problems.

    Hrm...

    Yoko Ono once said, you can't unknow what you know.

    If you're new to testing, then you'll probably have some fun. Otherwise, it'll be a snooze...
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    You could try a Dual Boot Scenario. For example: I usually Dual Boot 13.04 with Windows 8 RTM (Release to Manufacturing Build).
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    Re: Considering installing Ubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by kevpan815 View Post
    You could try a Dual Boot Scenario. For example: I usually Dual Boot 13.04 with Windows 8 RTM (Release to Manufacturing Build).
    +1!

    I take multi-booting to extremes:

    gparted.jpg

    There really is a rhyme to my reasoning. I perform SRU testing, some of which requires testing on bare metal as opposed to a VM, and sometimes I want to test two lateral installs - one with certain PPA's and the other without

    But, you should never depend on stability from a testing release. In fact that's more true now than ever because no Alpha discs exist for most of the flavors

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    Re: Considering installing Ubuntu 13.04

    Well, i gave it some thought and on wednesday i am going to install 13.04 as a dual boot! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that the install will be ok and that things stay smooth until April 25th which at that time i would re-install the final version...

    I came to the conclusion (and as you guys here pointed out) that it would be best to keep the 12.10 going with it so that i have a stable back-up in case there are problems...

    Hopefully, there won't be...

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    Re: Considering installing Ubuntu 13.04

    You won't need to install the final version. Just keep updating and you will be there anyway. Enjoy the learning curve.

    If you consider this solved please mark it that way from Thread Tools to help others and post a new thread with a descriptive title in the appropriate section for any other issues, questions, problems, etc. Good luck with it and wise choice to keep 12.10 as a stable install.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; January 29th, 2013 at 05:26 AM.

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    Re: Considering installing Ubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    +1!

    I take multi-booting to extremes:

    gparted.jpg

    There really is a rhyme to my reasoning. I perform SRU testing, some of which requires testing on bare metal as opposed to a VM, and sometimes I want to test two lateral installs - one with certain PPA's and the other without

    But, you should never depend on stability from a testing release. In fact that's more true now than ever because no Alpha discs exist for most of the flavors
    Love the screenshot, gives me some ideas, thanks.

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    Re: Considering installing Ubuntu 13.04

    Thanks Bucky Ball and if i run into anything along the way that i need assistance on, i will make a new thread...

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    Re: Considering installing Ubuntu 13.04

    Greetings,
    Thus far an absolute delight. This is the best I have ever had it. That being said, I don't update my wife's computer until I know that everything is working ok on mine. We both have the same basic needs and use much the same software. Word of caution! Some PPA's wont work with this release since they haven't been updated yet. There may be some software that doesn't yet have a 13.04 candidate. You will have to wait for the release which may be the same day as the Beta release and possibly even later. If you are already testing everything you need and it is working you should be fine. Or not!
    Its testing!
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