[ubuntu-uk] Upgrading to 12.04 ....

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 30 12:49:16 UTC 2012

On 30 April 2012 13:33, MS <ms2 at hipcat2.plus.com> wrote:
>> Update = minor updates to existing software, no big changes.
>> Upgrade = major upgrade of the whole system, including new software
>> versions, possibly significant changes in UI, needs a lot more time to
>> do, etc. If worded correctly, it could act as a warning that it's an
>> operation that takes time but also be an opportunity to highlight the
>> new stuff that people may be interested in: get a few screenshots in,
>> explain changes, a bit like what the installer does but before people
>> actually commit to the upgrade.
> Is not the problem that the two words are so similar and the average punter
> may not appreciate the huge difference in meaning in Ubuntu-speak.
> Having said that I now need to think up some new terms as alternatives . . .

Made even more confusing by apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and
apt-get dist-upgrade which are entirely different meanings again.


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