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Ubuntu OS upgrades usually degrade function on older machines

Posted 10-29-2016 at 09:07 PM by flshope
Updated 12-15-2016 at 07:37 PM by flshope (Add to list of Ubuntu 16.04 anomalies)

I have two machines running Ubuntu, one a 5-year old Pogo Linux desktop ("Pogo2011" running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) and the other an 8-year old HP notebook ("HP2008" running Ubuntu 14.04). To date, I have gone through 10 Ubuntu installs or major version upgrades (including 4 on a 2003 Pogo Linux desktop, which I finally moved to Debian to keep it alive ("Pogo2003" running Debian 8.6)).

It has been my experience that Ubuntu OS upgrades do not generally produce...
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Ubuntu 9.04 upgrade woes

Posted 04-26-2009 at 03:27 PM by Vermind

I upgraded my Ubuntu 8.10 laptop to 9.04 a few days ago when it came out. While the release seems good, there were some undesireable side-effects caused by the upgrade, my configuration, or the new release itself.
  1. In the upgrade process itself is a serious flaw. If a package cannot be downloaded, for example because of an inadequate or too crowded network connection, or the server on the other end, the upgrade process quits, giving me no option to try again. This results in a huge amount
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