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

  1. #21
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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    Quote Originally Posted by stalkingwolf View Post
    My first was 6.06. Used Pure Ubuntu until 10.04. Changes to super OS at 10.04 . Started to have issues with updates. Changed to Zorin. I currently use UE 3.01 as my primary and Zorin as back up. I have tried many others , among them Mint, Bodhi, and several others. All had +s and - for me .

    So UE and zorin seem for now to fill the bill.
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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    7.04 - Feisty Fawn - was the first Ubuntu release I installed, liked, and kept. I would call it the best, but it's probably not a very objective judgement. I have fond memories of it, and whatever didn't work has been forgotten.

    My first impression on 7.04 was that it was ugly as hell, and I got away from brown as quickly as possible. By 8.04, Hardy Heron, I'd changed my mind about the color scheme, and actually liked the default look. It was an acquired taste, I guess. I don't particularly like the new look.

    Feelings aside, I guess the most stable and reliable Unbuntu release I've used was 10.04, Lucid Lynx. Everything just worked somehow. That was nice. Boring, but nice. I haven't liked anything since Unity/Gnome-shell.
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  3. #23
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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    Maverick Meerkat

    Everything worked hunky dory and it had a kewl name !!

  4. #24
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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    For me either Breezy Badger or Dapper drake. I'll say Breezy because that was my first, it got me hooked and i liked the boot screen. Now I'm torn between Windows 7 and Ubuntu.

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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    i liked jaunty jackalope
    used jaunty, lucid,precise
    only started with precise in the past couple days, and had do do a lot of system mods to get my self happy with it
    seems to require more and more mods with every release
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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    12.04! So far I love Precise and the Unity Desktop!

  7. #27
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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    Maverick to Natty to Oneiric were all rock solid for me; Regardless what DE i chose, or the amount of DE sessions i ultimately added.

    12.04 though, has major issues on the same hardware i have used since 10.04...
    Everyone who is saying Precise is the best release, must have spot on hardware or something. Though i have heard that Ati drivers/cards have been a cause of this, so i am looking into a Nvidia.

  8. #28
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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    I'd have to say Feisty Fawn was the best in terms of how much it improved on previous releases. It was always a hassle to manually install the w32codecs to get videos playing perfectly.

    That and installing video drivers to get beryl or compiz running was also a pain. I remember breaking X so many times in doing so, lol. And I hated turning to third party programs like Automatix and Easy Ubuntu to get basic stuff like this done, so when Feisty Fawn came out with a built-in codec finder, the restricted drivers manager, and an option to enable compiz, I was totally impressed.

  9. #29
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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    Lucid worked very well with few hassles.

    Precise has basic issues like the speaker volume being ridiculously loud after boot up. Volume control has to be adjusted to reset the levels.

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    Re: Best Ubuntu Release

    I'd have to say Lucid but I've only tried 3 really, Hardy, Lucid, and now Precise. Oh wait, I did work my way up through Intrepid, Jaunty, and Karmic in an upgrade from Hardy to Lucid. I really wanted to like Precise, but it's too different and hasn't proven to be very configurable. Fortunately alternative DEs can be installed to make it better.
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