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Ubuntu 8.04.3
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2 31482 09-06-2009
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.5

Description: "The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS, the third maintenance update to Ubuntu's 8.04 LTS release. This release includes updated server, desktop and alternate installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures. In all, 80 updates have been integrated, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS."
Keywords: LTS 80-updates security high-impact-bugs

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:10 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2007
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: Long Term Support; Stable; Free; Everything just works
Cons: none

Highly stable product.
Old 09-06-2009, 11:22 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: Linux Mint "Mate" x64 (primary OS), Win 7/8 x64, XP Home/Pro x32.
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: ease of installation,lots of software offerings to apply
Cons: hard for a newbie to learn

I received my Ubuntu 9.04 CD from Canonical. This was not my first time with this distro,on my deceased laptop I had it installed inside Windows through Wubi. After I couldn't boot into Windows anymore due to corruption of the OS, I cleanly installed Ubuntu. The thing I never could figure out was even though Ubuntu was within Windows, I could still boot into it, but not Windows. Anyway, after the clean install, I had problems doing everything except browsing. I couldn't even install the latest version of Firefox(my preferred browser) after I downloaded it. Also, I found and downloaded the correct driver for my printer and couldn't get it to install. I couldn't even find a defragmentation tool. But even with these problems for me (a newbie), I was impressed with the way the distro found my system drivers (Dell Latitude D610), even my wi-fi and broadband card worked perfectly, in fact, better than Windows. There was no shortage of built in applications to download and apply. Even the auto updates worked fine. Given a little time, I could have figured my problems out. At the time, I didn't know manuals were there to help me, some for download and also at the local library there should be plenty of books on it. I may give it another try later, after I tryout a couple of other distros that I have. My overall rating, B+


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