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+ - Ubuntu 12.04 a disaster? 5

Submitted by Dr_Ish
Dr_Ish (639005) writes "When Ubuntu moved from version 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS, the process looked pretty slick. There was no need to do a complete re-install, save all those files, etc. However, it seems to be slowly emerging that the transition may be far from smooth. Ubuntu forums are currently flooded with reports of system freezes and crashes. To make matters worse, no solution has been offered, other than generic suggestions about updating drivers and the last. Although the move to the Unity desktop was already controversial, this could be the nail in the coffin if the Ubuntu ascendancy. That being said, it may be a boon for alternative distros, like Mint, if Ubuntu does not address the issue rapidly."
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Ubuntu 12.04 a disaster?

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  • Mint has been quite flooded with complaints of total system freezes too. Last time I checked, one particular thread on the 'freezing issue' was at about 40k views. Seems to be "solvable" by updating the kernel through PPA, but until this was known, it was a horrendous bug for many. As for boons, Mint is based on Ubu and I doubt it can avoid feeling some Worthy turbulence whilst riding the Canonical Shuttle.

    It is a sad subject for me. Ubuntu was a godsend for Linux in some ways -- it really was. To see it
  • This submission is the worst linux submission I've ever seen on Slashdot. Period. Sensationalist spam at its worst.

    I've been using 12.04 since launch on two computers, one a fresh install and the other upgraded from a pervious version. No problems at all like those described in the article.

    Back with 10.04, there was a kernel bug that would make the system crash on my laptop with the num and caps lock keys blinking on and off. Was 10.04 a disaster? No, that's ridiculous. They fixed it in an update (for

    • by mcgrew (92797) *

      I didn't read the article, but I've had serious issues with kubuntu 12.04. I figured it was because of aged hardware with only 750 megs of memory. Flash doesn't work at all, and it worked perfectly in 11.x. Armok freezes the system if I leave it running for more than a couple of days, and it worked flawlessly before as well. I never had any issues with 10.04 aside from stuttering video (which I attribute to the machine's minimal memory) and I installed it as soon as it was out (had been running 10.01).

      The o

  • The article links to a discussion on ubuntuforums.org with a first post on June 10 and 13 replies. I would not call that "currently flooded with reports"

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