Lucid Lynx anyone?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by HJ, 29 Apr 2010.

  1. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

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    Auld Reekie
    So who is doing to be the first to start using Lucid Lynx?
     
  2. jeltz

    jeltz Über Member

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    Radstock, Somerset
    sounds like a shower gel...
     
  3. buddha

    buddha Veteran

    Just installed and using it now (I waited for the final release, as there were reported issues with my graphics chip in the beta)

    Fast boot time on the laptop <10 sec - which included the choosing win/ubuntu in grub bit. Installation seemed quicker too.
    Dunno about the purple theme though
     
  4. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

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    Holbrooks Coventry
    I'm on 9.10 and its going well so I don't plan to upgrade. This coming up with fresh releases every six months is a bit silly, every couple of years would be better.
     
  5. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

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    been on 10.04 since the first beta was announced.

    dave r, it makes perfect sense imo. Regardless of which release is current you have at minimum 1 year support & access to the recent versions of software. If you want longer support then the LTS gives you 3/5 years of support on a platform which is fairly version stable. No where does it say you must upgrade to the latest version as soon as it's released.

    So you can have your every couple of years platform & keep with that but it allows people who want to keep more up-to-date to do so.
     
  6. Ghost Donkey

    Ghost Donkey Guest

    Been on the beta for a while and it was the first version which included all the drivers for my laptop so was obviously the easiest to install for me. Looks nice and I haven't tried "Ubuntu one" or whatever it's called yet but I will do at some point. I use it more than windows at the moment despite being a linux novice.
     
  7. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    I started with Ubuntu 8.10 about eighteen months ago. I found that the two times I upgraded, 9.04 and 9.10, I went from a stable working system to a system that had problems on it, and I had to waste a lot of hours problem solving to get it to work as well as the system I upgraded from. If they put more time between releases it would give the people developing the release more time to debug it and give the people using it something that works better.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    I have just upgraded my old Toshiba laptop from 9.10 to 10.04, and it work great!
     
  9. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

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    Nr Cambridge
    If you want stable you keep with the version you have, if you want the latest & greatest you put up with niggles. You can't have it both ways.
    As for problems 8.04 -> 8.10 -> 9.04 -> 9.10ß -> 10.04ß have all worked fine for me.
     
  10. redddraggon

    redddraggon Blondie

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    North Wales
    Going to install the Xubuntu version on my old laptop tonight
     
  11. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

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    Holbrooks Coventry
    Why can't we have it both ways?
     
  12. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    You can either have longer release periods so that software is matured & well tested. Or you have short release periods, less testing but closer to cutting edge software that will be buggy as the programme development is done in the public arena.
     
  13. amnesia

    amnesia Free-wheeling into oblivion...

    10.4 on beta for a while... just updated to the official release.

    Works fine :smile:
     
  14. terry_gardener

    terry_gardener Über Member

    Location:
    stockton on tees
    i have been using lucid since pre alpha. there has been some rough times but nothing major. it is really nice seeing the changes as they happen, been fun though.
     
  15. PBancroft

    PBancroft Senior Member

    Location:
    Winchester
    Using 10.4 now, have been for about a month.

    I like it. I only use it on my laptop, which does get used daily for "normal" tasks (emails, social networking, word processing, browsing the web etc.) but if it falls over there's no great loss. Actually, Lucid Lynx hasn't fallen over on my yet...
     
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