[sf-lug] Upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.04
kenshaffer80 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 09:26:12 PST 2013
That's Lubuntu, one of the choices at Ubuntu.com for lower power computers.
On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 1:42 AM, Michael Shiloh
<michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com>wrote:
> I too have been frustrated by Ubuntu's worsening performance on older
> equipment. I use Thinkpad T60s and T61. My main reason for sticking with
> Ubuntu has been that it seems to be the default package for releasing
> applications to a very broad Linux audience i.e. not necessarily uber geeks.
> Ken, is lbuntu a typo or a new variant I've not heard of? I googled but
> failed to turn anything up.
> On 01/03/2013 08:33 PM, Ken Shaffer wrote:
>> Hi Christian,
>> I'd agree that the upgrade series would be a pain -- much more so if when
>> you got to 12.04, you found you didn't like it or couldn't use it (maybe
>> for performance reasons). What if you decide you need to drop back to
>> lbuntu, and are faced the app reconfig for probably all new apps anyway.
>> Maybe you will decide 10.10 wasn't so bad after all, so I'd recommend a
>> whole system image backup as well as just your data, so you can restore
>> things to what they are now. I'd say clean install the Ubuntu 12.04, but
>> invest minimal time reconfiguring all your apps, just the most important
>> ones, and see if it works for you (even if you replace Unity). Drop back
>> to Lbuntu 12.04 if things seem too slow, and bite the bullet on
>> configuring/importing data for the new apps (or just install the apps you
>> feel you need).
>> For older equipment, Ubuntu is less and less acceptable, with 12.04
>> looking like the end of the line for my 6 yr old Compaq laptop. I decided
>> I liked Unity, but I have to run Unity 2D for performance reasons, and
>> coupled with some Nvidia driver issues, things took months to fix things
>> like the launch bar not appearing for mouse movements, and really slow
>> window drag. The live media Ubuntu 12.10s I've looked at made me
>> some lbuntu isos to evaluate.
>> Next time my laptop motherboard goes, I think I'll get something newer
>> which gives me more choices.
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