[sf-lug] Upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.04
grantbow at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 4 09:38:42 PST 2013
Right, technically it's a recognized flavor.
On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 9:26 AM, Ken Shaffer <kenshaffer80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
>> 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
>>> 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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