New to the list with a puzzler of a question to ask...

Brian Lunergan ff809 at
Thu Aug 5 20:39:12 UTC 2010

Hi ho all:

Jumped from Ubuntu Heron to Kubuntu Heron a ways back and decided to stay. It 
had a nicer interface, put on a better turn of speed, and in general was a more 
intuitive fit to my way of computing. It allowed me to control the tool rather 
then the other way around.

Over the last couple of weeks I've had the opportunity to try out Kubuntu Lynx, 
and frankly, I was SO disappointed I immediately made a new nest for the Heron 
and kicked the furball off my system.

Why, you ask? I do not run the latest, greatest, fastest system or connect 
through any sort of high-speed internet and I found Lynx to be a resource hog 
and a slug on my equipment. I don't need network support (a one machine 
household) and I have no need or desire to play with cloud computing, but 
pulling these bits off was neither easy or neat. I like to have some control 
over the look and feel of my setup, including the desktop, and perhaps I wasn't 
looking in the right place but I couldn't find where or how to change the look 
of things. I prefer adept for package management on and off. The two part 
approach of KDE3 gave much more useful information than the new version.

I know Kubuntu Heron is not LTS so is essentially past its best before date. 
Will it disappear from the servers anytime soon or do I have a reasonable 
window to keep using it? Is it possible to install a newer version of the OS 
but keep the old KDE3 desktop?

Later days, folks...
Brian Lunergan
Nepean, Ontario

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