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

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Mon Apr 30 13:36:07 UTC 2012

On 30/04/12 13:49, Colin Law wrote:
> On 30 April 2012 13:33, MS<ms2 at hipcat2.plus.com>  wrote:
>>  SNIP
>>>  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.

yes, although using a CL one can more easily expect  some informed 
understanding of the terms.

alan cocks

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