Staying with Hardy

Alvin info at
Tue Oct 6 09:12:59 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 06 October 2009 10:20:09 Neil Winchurst wrote:
> I use kubuntu Hardy, which is just about 18 months old now. The new
> version, Karmic, is due out soon. Since I have Hardy tweaked exactly how
> I want it I plan to stay with it. For example, I want to stay with
> konqueror not dolphin. I have java and flash running just fine. It can
> take ages to get a new version ready for me. And updates would probably
> not work.
> Up to how I have had regular updates, including some today. What are the
> implications of staying put with Hardy please? Will I still get some
> updates or not? Is it a good idea to stay put?
> Thoughts anyone?

There was a short discussion on the list recently:

Basically, you will still receive patches for the Ubuntu part, but not for 
KDE, because Kubuntu does not have LTS releases.
A real shame if you ask me. Currently, there is no enterprise class linux with 
a KDE desktop, while I personally prefer KDE for business desktops.

I do think you will be able to upgrade to 10.04 next year because upgrades 
between LTS releases are supported.

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