a general question - what's the difference between the versions?

John DeCarlo johndecarlo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 21:05:45 UTC 2010

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 4:10 PM, <Michael.Coll-Barth at verizonwireless.com>wrote:

> If I had installed 8.04 and I kept updating the system, what am I not
> getting that I would get by downloading and installing from scratch
> either 9.10 or 10.04 ( OK, in a few days when it comes out of beta )?
> Would I not have the latest kernel?   Doesn't the update manager keep
> all of the software I have installed up to date with whatever the
> authors of that package release?

No, no, and no.

If you installed 8.04 and kept updating, you would have the newest version
of nothing at all.

You would have some security patches applied to old versions, that is all.

Once a release is final, no software gets updated unless it has a security

John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
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