Ubuntu 10.10 Compelling Reason to Upgrade?

hawker

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So here is the story:

A new version of Ubuntu is coming out soon (RC is already out.) Now, I've been using Ubuntu since 6.06 (Dapper Drake) and I've used every single version since then usually downloading them from the time they were released in Alpha/Beta form. It seems I've gotten a bit over this now, and I didn't really follow the dev of the 10.10 release closely at all. I had a quick google for new features, but there isn't anything really that is screaming at me to update.

I am running 10.04 (64bit) on my desktop and 10.04 (32bit) on my netbook.

I really considering skipping this release and just installing 11.04 in April next year. Seems like I'm more worried about getting stuff done/having stuff that works than installing a new version, reconfiguring everything, reinstalling apps etc.

So have I missed something? Is there a good reason to change to 10.10?

:whistling:
 

bigkahuna

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I dont know about the desktop but the netbook it's a definite YES.
Did you check the netbook version of 10.10 with the new interface and enhanced battery life and optimized disk management features?
You need to Google a bit more :p
 

havoc

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So here is the story:

A new version of Ubuntu is coming out soon (RC is already out.) Now, I've been using Ubuntu since 6.06 (Dapper Drake) and I've used every single version since then usually downloading them from the time they were released in Alpha/Beta form. It seems I've gotten a bit over this now, and I didn't really follow the dev of the 10.10 release closely at all. I had a quick google for new features, but there isn't anything really that is screaming at me to update.

I am running 10.04 (64bit) on my desktop and 10.04 (32bit) on my netbook.

I really considering skipping this release and just installing 11.04 in April next year. Seems like I'm more worried about getting stuff done/having stuff that works than installing a new version, reconfiguring everything, reinstalling apps etc.

So have I missed something? Is there a good reason to change to 10.10?

:whistling:
Google is your Friend!
 

Avenue

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well the compelling reason for me is that 10.04 refused to install on my system, so I have to switch to kubuntu. apart from that I like to install all the new versions because it forces me to backup everything and start again- keeps things working well and flying. other than that there hasn't been anything about 10.10 that I just had to have.
 

hawker

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I dont know about the desktop but the netbook it's a definite YES.
Did you check the netbook version of 10.10 with the new interface and enhanced battery life and optimized disk management features?
You need to Google a bit more :p
I know about Unity, I use normal ubuntu on my netbook (no UNR). I'm not a 5 year old kid that needs huge icons :D I can alt-tab and I do plenty from the terminal as it is.

Linky to this enhanced battery life and optimized disk management?

I already get 6 hours with my current ubuntu :)
 

nexxus

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Hrm, I've also just switched to Ubuntu 10.04 (True Story: I borked my old install by running sudo rm -rf /lib instead of sudo rm -rf lib) and don't see any compelling reason to up to 10.10. Will probably also opt for 11.04 when it comes out.
 

milomak

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do you do a fresh install on each upgrade or do an upgrade of your running system? if the latter, unless internet cap is an issue then why not?
 

Ockie

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Yay. The guys that run the Beta and Alphas.....is it true that Ubuntu now give you a option to install your media codecs during the intsall process? This will be a great new feature if its true.
 
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kingrob

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Yay. The guys that run the Beta and Alphas.....is it true that Ubuntu now give you a option to install your media codecs during the intsall process? This will be a great new feature if its true.
Hopefully not, otherwise it will mean the end of Linux Mint. :p
 

Ockie

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Hopefully not, otherwise it will mean the end of Linux Mint. :p
Everytime I load Linux mint its cool....but then I start missing Ubuntu again. I just like it more for some reason....and if they have the option to install all the media codecs during install so that I may watch my porn out of the box then that would be brilliant man!!!!! :)
 
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kingrob

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Everytime I load Linux mint its cool....but then I start missing Ubuntu again. I just like it more for some reason....and if they have the option to install all the media codecs during install so that I may watch my porn out of the box then that would be brilliant man!!!!! :)
OC....how long have you been using Ubuntu & Linux?

In Ubuntu it's SO easy to download all the codecs - simply search in the package manager for "ubuntu restricted", select it and click apply. How difficult is that? Then you basically have Linux Mint. :p
 

Ockie

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OC....how long have you been using Ubuntu & Linux?

In Ubuntu it's SO easy to download all the codecs - simply search in the package manager for "ubuntu restricted", select it and click apply. How difficult is that? Then you basically have Linux Mint. :p
I have been using it now for a good couple of year....maybe 4 years now about. Even when you try open a AVI it will then download the codec support....but I want it to do it when you install off the CD. :) It will make it easier for people to switch over to Linux if yo ask me. :)

When I started using Ubuntu the first time I struggled for days to get DVD playback etc to work....thank god I stuck with it and browsed the interwebz to get help....but others will not have the patience and that is a pitty.
 
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