Of course, they "tried" yesterday while I was at work, but didn't leave a tag for me to sign... so I called in this morning to just wait for it.
I've been a lifelong windows user (well, MS-DOS before that), and never messed with Linux in any way...
I was excited to see a new version of Umbuntu has just been released, but then I read about all the problems here with Umbuntu and hardware conflicts etc on the mini (mine is a Vostro, but whatever).
I'm hesitant to upgrade to the new version of an OS that I haven't even used before, when there have been so many problems listed here with the same hardware configurations.
I guess the question, possibly answered already but I missed it, is "are these problems with upgrading typical or not? Should a Linux newbie just get used to the 8.0.4 that comes ready to go before trying to upgrade?"