So last week I updated my new Dell XPS 13 to the latest version of Ubuntu Linux. I stick to the LTS, or Long Term Support, editions of Ubuntu Linux because they’re suppose to be more stable than the more frequent releases that come out twice a year. After updating to the latest LTS release my laptop was unusable. It wouldn’t boot up, I couldn’t log in and everything on my laptop was lost.

Sigh. The joys of a Linux laptop.

This evening I spent time rebuilding my laptop from scratch and I finally have it to where I want it to be. I’m back on the LTS release from 2014. Things are stable, the desktop is pretty to me and I feel like I have it in a usable state. I’m not going to endeavor to upgrade again. I’ll stick to the stability of what I have now.

Screenshot from 2016-04-26 21:59:20

This will keep me as a happy camper.

I am traveling for work for the next couple of days and this will be the first time I’m bringing my Linux laptop along as my primary personal laptop. I’m looking forward to the experience.

Screenshot from 2016-04-26 22:10:25