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Pulling the trigger on Ubuntu 9.10 upgrade, Part 1: Eyes wide open/shut

Nov 03, 2009, 21:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Rosenberg)

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"This is an upgrade, not a clean install, so I won't be getting (and don't really want) the new GRUB 2 bootloader. I won't get the ext4 filesystem, either (although I would like to try it, I'm not sufficiently motivated at present to do a full reinstall).

"I'm fairly confident that all of my hardware — a 2002-era Toshiba Satellite 1100-S101 and any one of three WiFi adapters — will work.

"I'm less confident about the laptop's Intel video. Intel video hasn't just been problematic in Linux for the past couple of years. It's been a problem in the BSDs, too. It all comes down to Xorg. Or Intel. Depends on who you ask. Or whom you ask."

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