Kubuntu, Xubuntu 12.04 Become Long Term Support Releases

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  1. mack_guy911

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    Ouch, only 3 years for Xubuntu. Murphy's Law at play because I told my wife that I will install it for her in April and that it has 5 years support. :thumbd: :thumbd:
     
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    i guess they extend it to 5 or else they have to make xubuntu LTS every 3 years man
     
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  4. BrandiCandi

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    Gak. I'd much rather install 11.04, 10.10, 10.04 Xubuntu in April. 12.04 coming out in April will be BUGGY just like all the other new releases. I don't like installing new releases until at least the huge bugs are worked out (like laptop overheating).
     
  5. vasa1

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    I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 on the day 11.10 was officially released. I don't regret it. Isn't most software buggy?

    As for laptop overheating, again, I guess I'm lucky.
     
  6. BrandiCandi

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    Well firstly, it's not software, it's an OS. ;) And yes, I kind of expect a new Linux product to be buggy. How can they possibly test it on every configuration before release? I like to give them a few months to work out the bugs before I jump on board.

    If you successfully upgraded then you were luckier than I. I attempted an upgrade to 11.10 and totally broke it. I had to do a clean install of 11.10.
     
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    I for one always do clean installs for the 'buntus. It doesn't take very long to get all the stuff you had before.
    Of course you need to backup your ~/ beforehand eg. on dvd or usb. Then you will also have the config files to copy to your new install.
    12.04 will be good because it is an LTS - those are very stable indeed.
     
  8. vasa1

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    .Reminds me of:
    I try not to promote my experience as the experience that everyone will encounter.

    And, just to make one prejudice of mine clear ... I pay more attention to posters who have a record of posting useful information or helping others.
     
  9. BrandiCandi

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    I hope so. My bad experience with 11.10 has perhaps biased me incorrectly.
     
  10. BrandiCandi

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    If it sounded like I was promoting my experience as the only one, then I completely misspoke. I'm simply adding my experience to the mix. IMO talking about experiences provides useful information.

    Prejudice noted, I won't post in your threads if I'm not welcome. BTW you just made my case in the other thread about noob lancing.
     
  11. mack_guy911

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    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTA0MDE

    more here

     
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