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10 Reasons to Not Upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10

Oct 31, 2008, 03:01 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

" 4) Usability issues are generally dealt with in LTS releases

"Although you may see what are deemed to be usability improvements in Ubuntu 8.10, the fact remains it is going to the Long Term Support releases that will reflect broken functionality. And even with that, this is the same bunch that brilliantly release a beta version of Firefox with their LTS product just a few months back!

"It is well known that in the Ubuntu world, non-LTS releases are rolling beta disappointments that never really live up to their promise for many users. So lets say 8.10 suddenly stops working right with your webcam, but only with Flash 10. And to make matters worse, the webcam works fine with other programs besides Flash 10 in 8.10, but works with Flash 10 in 8.04, and you are to feel confident that this is a release to trust with your data? Come on, why bother putting yourself through the headache."

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