Staying with Hardy
Billie Erin Walsh
bilwalsh at swbell.net
Tue Oct 6 14:15:41 UTC 2009
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?
As has been said you will get updates the the underlying Ubuntu.
It's kind of funny that you wrote this. Last December I had installed
8.10 to play around with but wasn't terribly impressed when all of a
sudden my, much loved, 8.04 wouldn't boot for some reason. I was upset
but decided that since I had 8.10 installed and more or less setup and
working I could carry on till I got around to fixing 8.04. One thing
lead to another and I never quite got around to fixing 8.04 [ Life is
what happens while your busy making other plans. ] Last night I got this
silly idea to play around with the innards of the box. When I restarted
the computer all that would boot was 8.04 [ or Windows ]. I don't know
what happened but............. Anyway, to get to the point. After being
forced into changing to KDE 4.x and all of a sudden being pushed back to
KDE 3.x, KDE 3.x seemed kind of "clunky". I was happy that my 8.04 came
back but even happier to get my boot-up back to using 9.04/4.2.4.
Neil, I would suggest either setting up another computer to run 9.10 or
finding a way to setup 9.10 on another hard drive or partition on your
computer to play with. You can use 8.04 for everything but have 9.10 for
when you have some time to play around. I can't know how you use your
computer but for as much grumping and grousing as I have done about KDE
4.x I now find that I quite like it. Not having to rely on the newer
version and having time to piddle with it you might just discover it
works pretty darned good for most things [ at least in my experience -
I guess it kind of falls into the category of wishing for the "good ol'
days" that if we had to go back and live might not be quite so good as
Treat all stressful situations like a dog does.
If you can't eat it or play with it,
just pee on it and walk away
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