Open Office and / or Libre Office

LinuxIsOne reallife at hmamail.com
Tue Dec 13 05:20:55 UTC 2011


On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12/12/2011 03:37 AM, Hakan Koseoglu wrote:

>>> Sure you can, ...in theory. But with your limited knowledge of all
things
>>> Ubuntu/Linux it might be preferable to make small steps instead of giant
>>> leaps. Some have reported success doing the LTS to LTS upgrade.
>> Ric, that's just completely absolutely wrong.

> Read again, I said "in theory" and "Some have reported success doing the
LTS
> to LTS upgrade". So, just how it that completely absolutely wrong? You
need
> to brush up on your reading skills, IMHO, before making such a declarative
> statement.

> Now, my perspective is that human beings make mistakes, on the statistical
> average, of 15% of the time. Then you take a 10.4 installation and ramp it
> up past three releases in order to "upgrade" to 12.4. It's not whether you
> can do it or not, the question is ~if~ you want to do that.

> Will ALL of your newly installed package's config files be replaced
properly
> with that giant of a leap? Again, no one is perfect, not even the Devels.
> The chance for mistakes to appear, to me, is greater and should be
> ~considered~. Especially when the newbie do'er can't even manage to use
> google and will need intensive hand holding as stuff breaks.

> I never said it wouldn't work, I'm saying to take these things into
> consideration before you do, or advise others to do so. Check out my Linux
> Counter number, I've been around awhile and have seen much blow up in very
> interesting ways. And, I haven't run into anything I couldn't fix myself
> without crying, whining and running multiple threads ad nauseum, as I
> ignorantly proceed to break my own stuff and drag others into the
day-to-day
> unfolding drama.

Ric, might be Hakan just wrote your name but his intention was something
different I guess. I read and have found LTS to LTS upgradations successful
too.
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