My poor arthritic dog can be kept track of with a roomba. Actually she never orbits very far away from the treat jar. So I could just keep the unit taped to the lid and always know where she is.
My job uses WinXp Pro, Ie6, and Office 2003. AND we use an app called QAD in a dos box. It's nice to be in a minority, So I can feel special.
With the exception of the dos box, every corporation I've ever worked for has been the same way. In my current position, I've actually ASKED IT to allow me to install firefox, IE7, or....god ANYTHING with tabs (yea, I have to ask. My company's machines are locked down tighter than a whale's butthole) and have been DENIED. Apparently my company's stance is "no, you can not have a safe browser. Please continue to use the veritable swiss cheese of internet software because its what we've blindly decided to support, and we're to arrogant to change."
I had the same problem, but I knew the reason. 9.04 didn't support my NVidia card with the provided binary drivers. So, I installed the drivers provided by NVidia on their website.
When I started the upgrade, it dawned to me that I should have uninstalled those and then do the upgrade, but it was too late. After the upgrade: flickering, etc... I simply booted in recovery mode, started a shell, reinstalled the NVidia binary drivers manually rebooted and everything was fixed.
Now granted, I would rather use the Ubuntu provided binary drivers, but if they don't work I just do it the above way. I still think this problem is caused by the fact that I already did install the drivers manually and Ubuntu upgrade was confused. For kicks, I should just reinstall 9.10 from scratch to see what happens.
The finest eloquence is that which gets things done.