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Original by VinDSL
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I know this is off-topic and I stop here.
The only reason I've wrote my message above is because after months people do search and come across this kind of message, erase their folders and do complain... Over&out...
Ignota nulla curatio morbi.
The one thing we don't suggest often enough, is to create a second user, on a system where the hidden configuration files may be a problem.
I'm going to throw in one more bit of opinion on this line of discussion and then I'm giving it up because it is way off topic. Plus this hasn't been mentioned and should for the new user.
If you do decide to run a development (testing) version as your primary system, leave "proposed updates" turned OFF in your update settings and absolutely avoid "partial updates". This should get you by most of the "bad ones". Plus all of the suggestions in this thread are valid. I'm just an old hack that doesn't care. And I'm moving on to something else.
It's been a fun thread.
Life is good! Live it to the Ubuntu-ist!
Well I managed to migrate to a new user profile, which works fine for me because a new profile just feels better anyway
BTW, since running Ubuntu from 7.10 till now, I've only once had a system get so bad that I had to reinstall, and that was because I didn't know how to fix a "broken" kernel