[ubuntu-za] Migrating to Linux

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Tue May 12 07:12:04 UTC 2015

Hi guys,

I have installed Lubuntu but it appears as if the available software 
packages differ quite a bit from Ubuntu.

For example, I could not find the first packages that I wanted, i.e. 
Libre Office and Xiphos Bible guide.

This is very disappointing, or am I missing something?


On 03/05/2015 17:35, Lee Sharp wrote:
> On 05/03/2015 05:16 AM, Miles wrote:
>> Hi Jan, you cant install 14.04 and then in synaptic or cli install
>> mate-desktop and on booting you can choose the mate environment
> You can...  But the 14.04 version is very old (1.6.2) and the 15.04 
> versions is much newer (1.8.2) so a number of bugs have been worked 
> out.  I have tried the 14.04 version and was not happy with it, and 
> used Gnome Panel / Flashback.  But the 15.04 version is very mature 
> and stable so far.  I have not really worked with it yet, but I am 
> liking what I see so far.  Even if it does mean getting off the LTS 
> versions I normally stick to.
>             Lee

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