I use the Kubuntu distribution of GNU/Linux every day. BUT, my primary computer (a laptop) is a few years old and I’m running the old long term support (LTS) version, Hardy Heron.

I did install Kubuntu 10.04 (the latest version) on my netbook, and I am using it frequently, but I think I’m waiting to make the switch on my primary laptop. I think I’m doing that because I’d prefer to do a fresh install. Fresh installs have been good to me.

On one of my servers, I have done regular version upgrades. My experience with version upgrades has been mixed. Mostly, they have gone well, I think, because I’ve done them on a 6 month cycle. Jumping from Hardy Heron (8.04) to Lucid Lynx (10.04) seems more tricky since it involves a complete switchover from the trusty, familiar KDE 3.5 to the shiny new, and very different KDE 4.3.

(I think the most difficult thing about Ubuntu is remembering the match of the numbering system [easy] with the names [difficult!])

I am sure I’m an adopter. I want to be able to help others by being at least a little bit ahead. My feeling is that I am an early adopter. I’m just not sure which side of Geoffrey Moore’s  “chasm” I’m on.

All of this brings me to the question of the day: Where do you fall on the bell curve of adopting new technology?

Diagram source: Craig Chelius (cc-by license) from Wikimedia Commons

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