Ubuntu opts for LibreOffice over Oracle's OpenOffice

Samuel Thurston sam.thurston at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 15:33:31 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 8:10 PM, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> On Tuesday, January 25, 2011 09:45 AM, Samuel Thurston wrote:
>> Personally I've never seen the value in LTS releases since I am not
>> maintaining a large multi-user installation, and I was a Debian user
>> before migrating to Ubuntu BECAUSE of the shorter release cycle.
>> Perhaps you should consider doing the dist upgrade every 6 months
>> instead of being upset about your 2 year old desktop not being up to
>> speed.
> Hahaha. You must be kidding. I did the Hardy->Inteprid->Jaunty treadmill and
> stopped. While I did not get major problems, you bet I don't want there to
> be a first like all the others who were screaming on the other list.

Personally, I sit back and quietly wait for the screaming to die down
to a low whine, and then I upgrade.  Usually somewhere between a month
and two months after the release.  My experience has been extremely

> I stuck
> with Jaunty until it's support cycle almost ended and then did two upgrades
> in a row to reach Lucid.

This sounds like a really big pain when you eventually do have to
upgrade.  Were I to go that route, I would probably just burn a CD and
do a full reinstall at each LTS upgrade, rather than the
double-dist-upgrade hassle.

> I use Kubuntu so in my case, it was worth the
> hassle but I am not going to go through that ever again.

There we go.  What Cybe R. Wizard said.

>> But, since I have managed to find a solution to every issue you've
>> raised within 5 minutes of Google searching, it makes me honestly
>> wonder how concerned you really are about the issues themselves,
>> versus taking an interest in complaining about them.
>> Just sayin.  Best of luck.
> I rebuilt kopete to support Yahoo! Messenger on my Hardy box with a patch
> submitted to a bug report on Hardy. So yeah, I am not concerned, I just love
> complaining that I had to do the legwork.
> Find a solution within 5 minutes of Google searching right? How about a
> solution for pulseaudio on Lucid when you have two soundcards, onboard and
> an addon? No, disabling or removing one of them is not quite acceptable as
> the addon provides a joystick port and midi.

There are still joysticks that use the port?  I thought they were all USB now.


There's a pulse config tool submitted by a user, but I don't know if
it supports a dual-card config.

However you very well could disable the second card in the pulse
config since it only needs to be recognized by ALSA for midi
configuration, and the joystick port will work regardless.

I have onboard & third-party setup on my desktop and haven't had any
problems with pulse.  But I disabled the second card in the pulse
setup as I describe above, and was still able to use the midi port
through alsa/jackd routing.

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