Question about upcoming release of Ubuntu 9.04
Lucio M Nicolosi
lmnicolosi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 04:34:23 UTC 2009
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:54 AM, Bret Busby <bret at busby.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Mar 2009, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:19:48 -0600
>> From: Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com>
>> Reply-To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
>> <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
>> Subject: Re: Question about upcoming release of Ubuntu 9.04
>> On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:28:29 -0400
>> David Curtis <dcurtis at uniserve.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 00:55:24 +0900 (WST)
>>> Bret Busby <bret at busby.net> wrote:
>>>> The question is this; is Ubuntu 9.04 to be an LTS version of Ubuntu?
>>>> Thank you in anticipation.
>>> The next LTS is planned to be released a year from the end of this
>>> April. Numbered 10.04.1
>> I think that will be 10.04; 10.04.1 will be about 90 days after release
> If 9.04 is not an LTS release, and it would thence be logical that
> upgrade from 8.10 will be to 9.04, as 8.04 will be being supported and
> updated after support for 8.10 has ceased (or so I believe), will a time
> come, when 8.10 will be able to be upgraded to 8.04?
> I ask this, because, after having installed 8.10, when it should have
> been 8.04 that I should have installed on a computer, due to 8.04 being
> the LTS release, I want to find how to replace 8.10 with an LTS release
> without having to lose the settings that the system now has (and all of
> the data such as sent email messages), without having to wait another
> year for the next LTS release.
> Thank you in anticipation.
> Bret Busby
> West Australia
"Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop (the latest version): Includes the latest
enhancements and is maintained until 2010
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop: Released April 2008 and maintained until
April 2011 – ideal for large deployments."
The fact that LTS will be supported for a long time doesn't mean it
will have "the latest enhancements", just the essential adjustments.
If you need a well tested and conservative system choose LTS. If you
want the most recent updates (and sometimes a little bit of trouble) ,
go for the state of the art, last non-LTS version.
(What kind of problems are you facing with 8.10 to want to downgrade to 8.04.1?)
(And by the way, AFAICT there's no downgrading path, you will need to
perform a new install. If your /home was installed on an independent
partition it will be easier for you to preserve your personal data)
Lucio M Nicolosi, Eng. - Sao Paulo - Brazil
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