Not that I am trying to convert you, but I messed up my iMac and within a
couple hours (the time it took to restore from a 1TB USB drive to my iMac) I
was back up and running without loosing anything. Thank you Time Machine! If
you do go Mac, I highly recommend a 1TB (or bigger) drive and dedicate it to
Time Machine. It has saved me once already. If you use boot camp, make sure
to disconnect the Time Machine drive. It was crashing my PC for some reason.

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P: (507) 933-0880 | Skype: koldark


On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 8:10 AM, Aaron Bartell <aaronbartell@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

Hi all,

Upgrading Ubuntu from 9.04 to 9.10 has proven to be a hair-pulling
experience for me. After trouble shooting for 6hrs I am still not able to
boot into the latest kernel version from GRUB and instead am booting into a
previous 9.10 kernel version which seems to also cause my sound and printer
to not work (among other things) which means I have no Skype (something I
use for business). This is my first "I can't seem to fix this" for Linux -
took 1.5 years to get to it. Here is the issue for anybody wanting to know:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KarmicUpgrades#Unable%20to%20Load%20Linux%20Drive

Anyways, I am wondering what others are using for Linux desktops that don't
screw you over if you choose to upgrade after a new version has had ample
time to fix any issues. After doing some reading it seems Ubuntu likes to
be more on the bleeding edge and I would rather NOT be bleeding or on the
edge for my business desktop.

Bruce Hoffman mentioned Fedora as a solid choice on iWeekly last week.
What do others recommend?

My application needs:
- VirtualBox
- JungleDisk
- Firefox (Flash needs to work well, no hacks)
- OpenOffice
- Pidgin
- SOAPUI
- tn5250j
- RPGNextGen
- Skype
- Filezilla

BTW, I am doing my best to resist getting a MacBookPro. I am in need of a
new laptop, and now a reformat of my desktop, so I am highly tempted to
migrate based on the many hours of consulting I lost.

Aaron Bartell
http://mowyourlawn.com
http://mowyourlawn.com/blog/

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