Hello dear developers,
since around 1990 I am a fellow Linux user and fan. I work proffessionally on mostly debian servers. 95% of the time I am running Linux (Kubuntu/Linux Mint lisa-kde since Ubuntu 11.11 broke Ubuntu/Kubuntu).
I dont say that to brag, just to say I am a power user.
My question is: Why mostly allways start any distribution beeing unstable or some times complety useless the moment a new release arises? confused is going on? Is it some kind of motivation to dist-upgrade? I just don't get it.
After upgrade to Ubuntu 11.11 my systems where no longer working properly, so I searched for a good alternative and found Linux Mint. I like KDE more than Gnome and Unity so I installed Lisa-KDE. It worked perfectly - I was happy.
This yesterday - i guess after apt-get upgrade, VLC stoped working. Affter re-install it worked again. Today google-chrome-stable is broken. It didn't even start anymore! After re-install it started but didn't load any website!
I see a pattern - and I really want to encourage you to keep old distributions alive. Not everyone can allways jump imediatley on the next distribuion the minute it arrives! Realy - thats very bad for all linux desktop systems...
Please don't get me wrong! I really appriciate all your efforts - this is merly a adducated feedback from a poweruser.
I also want to say thank you for the great work all of you did to make a stable useable distribution once and a while!
PS: now I have to find a way to get my chrome up and running again
PSS: OK - after reboot chrome worked again. So - yes - you have to reboot not just M$ OSes after you update your system. Developers! Please set the "reboot system" flag if it is necessary!
PSSS: All Mint users: please donate (even if its just $1) we need a community driven on the desktop distro!!!