[conspire] Sat, 1/10 Installfest/RSVP
jim at well.com
Mon Jan 12 10:01:50 PST 2009
raises a point i don't easily know how to
clarify: upgrades to ubuntu 8.04 will not be
identical to 8.10, at least according to one
guy who works for canonical. how easily to
get the diff between OSs? anything easier
than trying to make sense of the marketing
summaries of features?
On Mon, 2009-01-12 at 09:02 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Edmund J. Biow (biow at sbcglobal.net):
> > I hope your Aspire One install went well, today, Gloria.
> Gloria is not subscribed. You'll notice that had I _forwarded_ to this
> mailing list my offlist-mail reply to her non-list query.
> I've lobbed a copy of your posting to Gloria, via direct mail.
> > I am generally recommending 8.04.1 in preference to 8.10 because it is a
> > LTS Long Term Support release, which should theoretically get security
> > updates on the desktop for 3 years instead of 18 months for a typical
> > Ubuntu release.
> However, the older driver set in 8.04.1 might have been a serious
> problem, which can be a serious problem in current-production laptops in
> Also, I think it's really foolish to refuse to upgrade a Linux distro
> older than a year to newer distro releases. Canonical's LTS program,
> like similar 3- or 5-year support releases of RHEL and SLED/SLES are
> basically sops to the corporate market, where the dumbness of trying to
> limp distro releases forward for half a decade is widespread, and where
> the companies are willing to pay good money for that foolishness.
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