[sf-lug] Ubuntu vs. Mandriva

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Sun Apr 27 06:50:48 PDT 2008

On Sat, 2008-04-26 at 20:24 -0700, Sameer Verma wrote:
> Paul Ward wrote:
> > I'm not all that concerned with the ease of use issue, since I'm 
> > planning to build a headless server to act as a mailserver, firewall, 
> > NAS and maybe a MythTV backend. I'll use the macs to ssh into it, so 
> > I'm not really thinking about the desktop manager (I like KDE, but 
> > might give gnome a try), and it would probably be fun to set up vnc 
> > and do a full remote desktop. I'm aware that any distro can do what I 
> > want, I guess I just wanted to know if there were any real differences 
> > between a current champ and an old friend. 
> >
> > Paul Ward
> > Sent from my iPhone
> I use Ubuntu server 6.06 (LTS - Long Term Support) on my servers. I get 
> the advantages of apt-get and the repositories are supported until 2011. 
> I haven't tried Ubuntu 8.04 LTS as yet. I understand that direct 
> migration from 6.06 to 8.04 (one LTS to another) was a significant 
> consideration when designing upgrade paths. At least that's what I saw 
> in presentations at Ubuntu Live last year. Maybe others on the list can 
> comment.

As far as I'm aware, upgrades from 6.06 -> 8.04 are supported:


Thanks, Tom

> Sameer

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