25 March 2007

Feisty [Beta] is NOT for Beginners

Okay, let's get one thing straight. While I think Feisty is pretty stable, it is still in development. Sometimes not all the updates get in at once, and if one of those updates is the linux-restricted-modules, your proprietary drivers aren't there. Wireless cards, ATi, and nVidia won't work. So, unless you are 100% comfortable with browsing the web using lynx, IRC'ing through irssi, and writing papers using vi or nano, don't try Feisty. This is not for beginners who can't fix things from the command line. I've seen a lot of Feisty posts in the Absolute Beginners Section of Ubuntuforums. If you still need to post in ABS, you shouldn't be using Feisty. There is a separate section of the forums for Feisty discussion. Use it. But anyway, if you can't sit at a command line and feel comfortable, you are probably not ready to try to use something that could break at any moment.


6 comments:

Kevin Mark said...

hehe. Sounds like what folks say on debian-user with folks start using unstable and come begging to find a solution to their breakage :-)

Anonymous said...

You should probably clarify that the pre-release version of Feisty is not for beginners, not the general release.

~ seele

Mackenzie said...

oh, good point Celeste...fixed the title

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Daniel said...

I think you were a little hard by saying the drivers are impossible to get working., since my nvidia driver works fine (though I'm 100% comfy with the CLI) ;P

But you're right, the beta is not good for beginners. :D

Mackenzie said...

Danny, I said that if l-r-m isn't there, your nVidia won't work. And when 2.6.20-13 came out, the kernel came one day, and l-r-m the next day. For a day, there was no nVidia support.