Upgrade Question

Bill Vance kbun at xpresso.seaslug.org
Wed Apr 29 08:03:04 UTC 2015

On Sun, 26 Apr 2015, Clay Weber wrote:

> On April 26, 2015 2:27:19 PM EDT, Bill Vance <kbun at xpresso.seaslug.org> wrote:
>> I'm finding 14.04 to be less and less satisfactory as I go
>> along.  It's as if someone did a study on everything I do,
>> and how I do it, and then surgically removed them from the
>> distro.
>> So, my question is this:  Can I upgrade to 14.04, but dump
>> the latest garbage and keep/re-install kde 4.8.5?
>> Bill
> If you mean upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, and keep the old kde 4.8.5 from 12.04, well.......
> no.
> -- 
> Clay Weber

In that case, are the newer upgrades following the same
patern as 14.04?  I'm refering to the same radical
dis-functionalities here, like requiring that I go into
system settings with a virtually illegible screen
resolution, in order to set the resolution to something
readable, for every stinking re-boot, instead of just
being able to three-key it, (Ctrl-Alt- + or -)?

They did the right thing when it came to the choice
between old or new style menuing, Why did they get
stupid when not allowing the same new/old choice for
switching between desktops?

If I'm informed that the newer versions are avoiding
mistakes like this, I'll check them out, otherwise I'll
be checking out other distros entirely.


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