Lantesh wrote:Would you buy a car that handles better and drives faster if there was a risk of the steering going out? Of course not. Especially not if your current car already handled pretty great and was fairly fast.
Maybe not, but replacing a crashed car is time-consuming and costly. With a decent partitioning scheme and post-installation config scripts, you can fresh install mint in under 30 mins, for free, with no data loss. I'd say If you're hesitant about it, don't worry about it, wait until mint 8 (helena?) when it'll be default, once it's stable.
Also I'd perhaps alter the analogy. You have a car, and its breaks are running fine, but you might want to try out new breaks which are better, but less stable. You'd be crazy to go for the change unless you're a mechanic. However you hear there's the latest in comfort available for the seats and air-con, again slightly less stable, but better. My point is it's great to go for new versions of the software at the top of the app stack e.g. If a new version of mintUpload comes out, and goes wrong, it's unlikely to take the whole system down with it, so you may as well try it out. But if there's a new kernel version, it *could* mess up your system totally (this is one of the principles behind the update levels)
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