> I should point out that no operating system
is invulnerable from
> monkey attacks like this one. I have seen Windows, Linux, and Mac OS
> X installations b0rked due to upgrades where a monkey took control
> before it completed. Unfortunately thatâ€™s the way the cookie
> crumbles, and data recovery is probably the best long-term option.
Both Fedora and Ubuntu seem to recommend updating OS files regularly,
I've seen this mentioned quite a lot over the years. I update both every
My daughter just yesterday updated her Ubuntu Oneiric laptop to Precise
after updating to all the latest files, it took from about 4:30pm to
10:45pm to complete downloading, installing and checking the file system.
Her system stopped for about 18 minutes - doing what ever it was doing,
she just let it go and eventually it got going again.
She googled some page or other every 5 minutes to make sure the bigpond
inernet did not time out... we had that time out with the last ubuntu
upgrade so she made sure it wouldn't happen again.