Gutsy ISO release from Dell? Should I upgrade anyway?

J. Bruce Fields bfields at fieldses.org
Fri Nov 16 13:01:26 CST 2007


On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 01:33:50PM -0500, Tim Anderson wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a 1420N that is still running Feisty.  Does anyone know a) of 
> any reason not to upgrade to Gutsy  and b) if there's any idea if/when 
> Dell will release a Gutsy image of their own?
> 
> I've looked at the Ubuntu forums, Launchpad and Dell's wiki - there are 
> a few things that seem minor, but I don't see too many people actually 
> doing an upgrade so it's hard to know what to do.
> 
> I'm a bit nervous about upgrading because of the precedent set by the 
> video driver crashes (that happen for 3D stuff) which happened to me 
> right out of the box.

Those video crashes should be gone.

I'm running Gutsy and there's some suspend/resume unreliability, but
I had that under Feisty as well.  Other than that I don't recall any
show-stoppers.

--b.



More information about the Linux-Desktops mailing list