[CentOS] Thanks, good bye, and an observation from a newbie.

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 20:01:43 UTC 2005

On 10/16/05, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-10-16 at 11:53, Collins Richey wrote:

> Ubuntu hasn't been through a "hard" upgrade yet - like the Linux
> 2.4 ->2.6 change that older distros have done.  It will be
> interesting to see if they can manage system-level stability
> while still staying current with applications.

That's a good point. My experience with the Kubuntu 5.04 -> 5.10
upgrade was pretty strange, if not hard,  and not something a newbie
could have dealt with. The upgrade seemed to come in several chunks
(!!!) over a few days. One chunk totally destroyed X requiring a boot
to safe mode to get the final chunk.

Ah well, to stray back ON TOPIC, CentOS is a little more stable than
that, although it appears that our friends running ATI cards, as
always, have a little bit of pain with the 4.1 -> 4.2 upgrade.

Collins Richey
      Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code ... If you write
      the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not
      smart enough to debug it.
             -Brian Kernighan

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