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Topic # 236015 13-May-2018 22:59
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I've read quite a few negative reviews on Ubuntu and derivatives when a new LTS version comes out. As soon as a new LTS version is released the websites do a review. Dedoimedo & several other sites do this, it is quite rare for them to do a follow-up review on say Ubuntu 16.04.3.

 

As these point releases are done a lot of little annoying bugs are found and fixed. Well that is how it seems to me anyway. I found this with Ubuntu 12, 14, and now with 16.04.3. 


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  Reply # 2015449 13-May-2018 23:33
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And these days you have to wait for the .1 release before you can upgrade between LTS releases, so that all the bugs in that process can be squashed before you do it.  That works much better than upgrading with a .0 release - I always had problems with that.


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  Reply # 2015453 14-May-2018 00:02
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fe31nz:

 

And these days you have to wait for the .1 release before you can upgrade between LTS releases, so that all the bugs in that process can be squashed before you do it.  That works much better than upgrading with a .0 release - I always had problems with that.

 

 

You dont have to wait. Ubuntu will wait for the .1 before offering the upgrade between LTS versions. 

 

You can, if you wish, issue:

 

do-release-upgrade -p

 

I've found the 18.04 version (server) to be very solid. Have upgraded a few of my VMs from 16.04 to it without issue. Obviously YMMV. Havent upgraded the host yet....I will wait for the .1 release for that!


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  Reply # 2015478 14-May-2018 07:51
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I've been on Kubuntu 18.04 since early March, because my 17.10 install got corrupted somehow, maybe a power issue in a storm. No trouble except for baloo which I don't use. 3 s cold boot from SSD.
There was something rushed in Ubuntu 18.04; maybe with nVidia graphics. There are reports that all the other *buntus are good, but Ubuntu is failing to install. If they don't update the .0 release, waiting for the .1 sounds like good advice.

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  Reply # 2015567 14-May-2018 10:12
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I'm a mint user but installed 18.04 on VM.

Haven't come across any big issues and so far I like the experience in comparison to 14.04 on isolated PC to rip dvds.

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  Reply # 2019579 21-May-2018 03:37
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Ubuntu Budgie here with 18.04 on my Mi notebook pro (i5 8250u mx150) have encountered 0 bugs been using it for a few weeks 


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  Reply # 2019715 21-May-2018 12:10
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oh awesome so is it better than linux mint Sarah?




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  Reply # 2019917 21-May-2018 15:50
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I've tried Ubuntu 18.04 as a live dvd and it all seems very nice.

 

At the moment I am bored with distro hopping as it seems to be like the rich person who owns five different types of Toyota Corollas all of the same year. All the corollas have a 1.8L engine, some are auto some are manual, some are 3 door, some are wagons, some are five door, there are distinct differences in the dashboard and dials between some models, and so on! All drive very nicely. I am referring to Ubuntu and derivatives!


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  Reply # 2019970 21-May-2018 17:29
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amiga500:

 

I've tried Ubuntu 18.04 as a live dvd and it all seems very nice.

 

At the moment I am bored with distro hopping as it seems to be like the rich person who owns five different types of Toyota Corollas all of the same year. All the corollas have a 1.8L engine, some are auto some are manual, some are 3 door, some are wagons, some are five door, there are distinct differences in the dashboard and dials between some models, and so on! All drive very nicely. I am referring to Ubuntu and derivatives!

 

 

I get that I really wanted to like solus and I do but it the install got corrupted after an update so I switched to Ubuntu Budgie rather than spending a morning fixing it.

 

Have you guys used the newer versions of wine yet? it's getting really good.


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  Reply # 2020432 22-May-2018 15:08
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no i not tried new wine not knew it had a update but i do have "wine tricks" and "play on linux"  programs


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