Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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RE[5]: lethal upgrade
by Gone fishing on Fri 7th May 2010 08:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: lethal upgrade"
Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

This is a long term release. So your good for the next three years.

Personally I always do a clean install putting the home on a different partition makes it easy. I also always clean install in Windows, which is less easy to keep settings move mail etc.

Edited 2010-05-07 08:39 UTC

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RE[6]: lethal upgrade
by nt_jerkface on Fri 7th May 2010 14:33 in reply to "RE[5]: lethal upgrade"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

This is a long term release. So your good for the next three years.


Until you want to upgrade software that requires a newer release or a trip to the command line.

Linux is not ready for the typical user until it can handle upgrades properly. That means being able to update a browser in a two year old release without having to open a command prompt. Users should not be told to stick with their current browser version if they want stability. Browsers need to be updated for security reasons and users should not have to choose between security and stability.

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RE[7]: lethal upgrade
by lemur2 on Fri 7th May 2010 14:37 in reply to "RE[6]: lethal upgrade"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"This is a long term release. So your good for the next three years.


Until you want to upgrade software that requires a newer release or a trip to the command line.

Linux is not ready for the typical user until it can handle upgrades properly. That means being able to update a browser in a two year old release without having to open a command prompt. Users should not be told to stick with their current browser version if they want stability. Browsers need to be updated for security reasons and users should not have to choose between security and stability.
"

Who feeds you all this utter FUD? Let me guess ... Windows fansites?

https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa

What is this guff about a command-line?
You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa to your system's Software Sources.

(Hint - copy and paste the bolded text above directly into the "Add source" GUI dialog).

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu#Adding%20R...

Edited 2010-05-07 14:50 UTC

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RE[7]: lethal upgrade
by gfx1 on Fri 7th May 2010 19:45 in reply to "RE[6]: lethal upgrade"
gfx1 Member since:
2006-01-20

There is an update-manager icon in the menu which works.

Updates on Ubuntu are a lot quicker than on the windows platform. (windows xp takes forever to scan and download new updates).

The last couple of years Ubuntu is pretty usable desktop environment.
Only adobe flash support sucks a bit.

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RE[7]: lethal upgrade
by jtfolden on Sat 8th May 2010 06:14 in reply to "RE[6]: lethal upgrade"
jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

Totally agree. This is a complete deal breaker for me, as well. I refuse to use an OS that requires me to upgrade it every 6 months just to install a newer browser release, new version of OO.org, updated music player, etc...

Edited 2010-05-08 06:20 UTC

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