[sf-lug] Upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.04
michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 13:45:32 PST 2013
Thanks. Checked it out. Main differences are 1) LXDE instead of unity 2)
default apps selected to be lighter weight, but nothing preventing
installation of other apps (if I need)
Looks like a good deal to me. I'll check it out. I did once experiment
with LXDE and quite enjoyed it. I can install LXDE and select it when I
log in, without removing Unity, and pay only for the disc space.
On 01/04/2013 09:38 AM, Grant Bowman wrote:
> 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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