Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS released

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Mon Aug 23 07:03:44 UTC 2010

On 22/08/2010 20:32, James Takac wrote:
> Hi BC
> On Thursday 19 August 2010 14:30:27 Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 19/08/2010 14:17, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2010-08-19 at 10:32 +1000, Res wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 19 Aug 2010, chris wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, 2010-08-19 at 08:27 +1000, Res wrote:
>>>>>> On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, NoOp wrote:
>>>>>>> Copied from the announce list (with some trimming):
>>>>>>> The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 10.04.1
>>>>>>> LTS,
>>>>>> I wonder if they consider this stable enough to use to update laptops
>>>>>> using 8.04LTS given they suggested we wait until .1 when they released
>>>>>> 10.04,  still says a lot about their QA doesnt it, more concerned with
>>>>>> dates then stability :)
>>>>> Yes, which is why I advise my clients to use Debian stable.  Ubuntu has
>>>>> so much to offer, but they keep putting this mad release cycle ahead of
>>>>> stability.
>>>>> 10.04 should not have been released before this .1 mark, as it is too
>>>>> complicated for mum and dad to triage and fix.
>>>> yup, tis why I find myself tolerating kde in slackware more and more,
>>>> and that hurts coz I detest KDE and gnome has too many nice apps ;)
>>> I happen to LIKE KDE, but I found the best way to install it is to
>>> install Ubuntu first, then add KDE to that. I like gnome, too... but
>>> I've not figured out how to switch desktops just using my mouse as I can
>>> with KDE. If anyone knows, I'd like to know. Ric
>> Hang on....something not quite right here....you don't know how to
>> switch desktops using the mouse like you can in KDE? Me thinks there is
>> some definitional problem here....
>> On the bottom panel, right hand, there are at least 4 (by default) boxes
>> - each is a desktop. And the icon at the end of that panel is the
>> Recycling Bin.
>> Or are we into some other 'thing' here? :-)
>> BC
>> --
>> Don't resent getting old - a great many are denied the privelege.
> Now correct me if I'm wrong but to switch desktops as he says (window managers
> actually) one needs to log out, choose the window manager and log back in?
> Alternatively many kde apps can be run in gnome so long as the kde
> dependencies are also installed? And pos visa versa? E.g. I'm running Kmail
> on a gnome desktop as I type this. Kmail being actually a kde app
> James

Sorry, I just noticed your post (I lost one of the system's HDs this 
morning and was trying to get it to "come alive" all day - but to no 
avail :'( .)

As is normally the case, we are faced with the problem of definitions 
and terminology. :-) (in one distro "updates" means one thing, in 
another "upgrades" means the same but "updates" has a totally different 
meaning....and so it goes on.... :-) .)

I think that your basic premise is correct: one has a Desktop 
Environment which can be KDE of Gnome or xfce or whatever - and you 
switch between them by login out and then back in and selecting the DE 
you want.

However, the common usage of "different desktops" is, once you have 
selected your DE (say, KDE or Gnome) you are able to switch 'desktop 
screens' (by a variety of options).

I suspect that this is why some distros have chosen to use the term 
"workspaces" rather than "desktops".

But note!: Ubuntu is also using the term "workspace" - but, as you know 
- habits die hard :-) .


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