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iggy pop
April 27th, 2010, 05:16 AM
I couldn't wait for Lucid Lynx 10.04 to come out of Beta, so i downloaded and burnt the iso image to disc. Having run Lucid Lynx 10.04 as a Live CD i am now determined to install it to my hard-drive.

My question is, would i be better off waiting until the official release date 29th of April for Lucid Lynx 10.04 or could i carry on using the 'Beta' version without any ill effects?

Thanks

limey_rick
April 27th, 2010, 05:24 AM
I'd go ahead with the BETA if you really want, but you only need to wait a few days for the final release :).

I tried the beta2 and there was one bug in GRUB that meant I could not install it, and boot other distros, so I just waited for RC1 and used that instead. Works fine now.

As soon as you install the final released version, there will be lots of software updates anyway and it will be the same with the BETA2. May as well go ahead now if you have time to play.

wilee-nilee
April 27th, 2010, 05:26 AM
I couldn't wait for Lucid Lynx 10.04 to come out of Beta, so i downloaded and burnt the iso image to disc. Having run Lucid Lynx 10.04 as a Live CD i am now determined to install it to my hard-drive.

My question is, would i be better off waiting until the official release date 29th of April for Lucid Lynx 10.04 or could i carry on using the 'Beta' version without any ill effects?

Thanks

There was a update today that caused some problems, so I would wait a couple of days and do another download, but thats just me. Whatever you download and install though if updated will be the same as the final release.

iggy pop
April 27th, 2010, 05:32 AM
Thanks for the replies both. Think i'll give the beta version a try out and pick up any updates as the become available. Any problems and i'll download RC1 in a couple of days.

Thanks once again

WinterRain
April 27th, 2010, 05:38 AM
There was a update today that caused some problems, so I would wait a couple of days and do another download, but thats just me.

I agree with this. I would wait if I wasn't already using it. Then again, I don't mind minor breakage and report bugs.

c00lwaterz
April 27th, 2010, 05:41 AM
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or

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or

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or

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nhasian
April 27th, 2010, 06:29 AM
I'd wait 3 more days to be on the safe side. but if you can't wait, dont install the beta. dont install the release candidate. you should install the daily live build as it will be closer to the actual release now:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/

3rdalbum
April 27th, 2010, 06:54 AM
Just to clear it up, the beta/release-candidate will become the final release version if you update it with Update Manager.

RTrev
April 27th, 2010, 03:06 PM
The way to think of it, perhaps, is that alpha is riskiest. Beta is next, then RC. Finally, the actual release, but even this has some risk. Wait until it's been out a week or two and the masses have really pounded on it, and *then* install. <grin>

Disclaimer: I've been running it since alpha 1 with minimal problems.