On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 11:18:26 -0500, JEDIDIAH wrote:

> On 2008-09-11, ray wrote:
>> On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 11:34:28 +0200, Hadron wrote:
>>
>>> ray writes:
>>>
>>>> On Wed, 10 Sep 2008 19:00:06 +0200, Hadron wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> ray writes:
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:14:35 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:25:24 -0400, DFS wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "My new Toshiba A200 (PSAF1A) works beautifully after a week of
>>>>>>>> hard work getting opensuse 10.3 to work."
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...howtopic=63815
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> A week?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I would have given it 3 hours and if I didn't have it up and
>>>>>>> working I would toss it into the can and either go back to
>>>>>>> distrowatch and pick another of the 500 different versions of
>>>>>>> Linux or forget about Linux completely and go to Windows.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Actually, according to distrowatch.com, there are about 350 active
>>>>>> Linux distributions, though there is much duplication in the count
>>>>>> - e.g. all the Ubuntu variants.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Suse would not have been my choice. I find other distributions
>>>>>> easier to deal with.
>>>>>
>>>>> Which "other" distributions do you use and know enough about to
>>>>> comment?
>>>>
>>>> Debian, Knoppix, Elive, Mandrivel, Ubuntu, Puppy, Damn Small.
>>>
>>> I guess choice is a good thing. Personally I looked for one that
>>> worked and was stable and with which I could run applications to do my
>>> work
>>>
>>> After Ubuntu went pear shaped with the fan boyz and the buggy releases
>>> I settled on Debian testing. It will go "stable" soon and then I will
>>> freeze on Lenny.

>>
>> I use Ubuntu mostly - two desktops and my laptop - but i wait a while
>> after each new release. Also forgot to mention the Gentoo on my
>> mini-itx.

>
> ...you would think a guy that has worked in the industry would be aware
> of the whole "lets wait awhile" and "let's not be the guinea pigs"
> mindset that you tend to see with most serious (corporate) users.


I had a few minor problems some time back when I upgraded Ubuntu quite
soon after release. Nothing we like what we used to see with DEC -
particularly on RSX-11 and RT-11.