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Is Ubuntu 10.10 Worth the Upgrade?

Itching to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10? Not so fast! Look before you leap, you may want to stick with Ubuntu 10.04, especially if you’re a netbook user.

The KDE and Netbook editions are slightly different beasts. Let’s start with the Netbook Remix. I’ve played with the Netbook Remix a bit, and my advice to users who are using 10.04 LTS is to stand pat. The new interface that Canonical is working on isn’t quite fully baked yet. You might not have any problems, but I’ve found it to be a bit buggy. It needs another release cycle to really be ready to go. This one isn’t on the fence — it’s to be avoided unless you’re really into being on the cutting edge.

I’m not the only one that feels this way, either. System 76, which ships laptops, netbooks, and desktops based on Ubuntu is giving 10.10 a miss on the netbooks. Why? Because it’s slow, confusing and generally not ready for prime time. This brings up the question whether Ubuntu should really force all…

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