It’s been quite a long time since my last post. It’s not that I’m not into Ubuntu anymore but quite the opposite, I’m in too deep and enjoying it.
If you have been reading my posts most of them are inspired by problems I encountered. And I found no major problems lately, so there goes my primary source of idea.
It’s a good thing and a bad thing on a same time, don’t you think.
Here’s some things I did with Ubuntu lately :
- change Virtualbox OSE to PUEL edition because PUEL recognizes USB devices,
- Kubuntu is my preferred DE now,
- since my notebook’s left-Alt key is problematic I have to disable it by editing xmodmap and put it on startup script. I read the method to fix stuck keys here.
Now my concern is this;
Soon (not that soon) we’ll have the 9.10 Karmic Koala. And the thought of upgrading is teasing me, with all that new features promised.
On the other hand dirty upgrading, as opposite to clean upgrade, is not a 100% fool proof method, I’ve read many horrible upgrading gone wrong experiences and I don’t want to take a chance bricking my now-working-perfectly setup, I’ve been spent too many hours to make my Ubuntu the way I like it.
On the other yet other hand (we have three hands here), clean upgrade is not an option either, re-tweaking new installation is an efficient time killer and re-downloading applications is a gluttonous bandwidth eater and for someone with average 15 Kbps download speed, it’s a torment.
So the logical thing to do for me is just wait and see another weeks after Karmic Koala released to see if it could dirty upgrade 100% perfectly and meanwhile I have to keep my urge to upgrade. Luckily we have something called LiveCD and dualboot to peek what new version has to offer. Without risking working configuration.
keyword : nothing I guess, it’s just a rant, and people don’t google for rant, don’t they?