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Submission + - Early adopters "bloodied" by Ubuntu's Karmic Koala 3

Norsefire writes: The Register reports that early adopters are having a tough time with Karmic Koala, Ubuntu's latest release. 'Ubuntu 9.10 is causing outrage and frustration, with early adopters wishing they'd stuck with previous versions of the Linux distro. Blank and flickering screens, failure to recognize hard drives, defaulting to the old 2.6.28 Linux kernel, and failure to get encryption running are taking their toll, as early adopters turn to the web for answers and log fresh bug reports in Ubuntu forums.'
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Early adopters "bloodied" by Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

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  • The Register failed to notice the text in red boldface on that page which states:

    "*** Disclaimer for those willing to analyse this poll ***
    Most of users voting here are users with issues.
    Users with painless experience are not likely to come here."

    The statistics derived by The Register are thus invalid, and probably utterly wrong, being from a nonrepresentative self-selected set.

    I, on the other hand, have upgraded a Sony VAIO laptop and a Dell desktop from Jaunty-i386 to Karmic-i386,
  • I acknowledge that this may be flamebait, but when has this ever happened with a commercial OS, ever? It's "releases" like this that make normal users afraid to make the switch to Linux.
    • I don't think your post could be considered flamebait, but I'd respectfully suggest that this poll may not be a valid base for assessing the quality of this release.

      The poll is on a site that will, by its nature, draw people who have had problems with their install and are looking for help. It'd be like having a poll while waiting in queue on the Microsoft or Apple helpdesk - you don't call the helpdesk unless you have problems, so associating a poll with helpdesk callers will give you a high percentage of

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