[ubuntu-za] Migrating to Linux

Neil Oosthuizen nlsthzn at gmail.com
Tue May 12 07:21:04 UTC 2015

The packages available to the different *ubuntu's are the same.  I don't
know what graphical software/package manager Lubuntu uses but
apt-get/apptitude/synaptic will show/work the same (if the correct/all
repo's are selected and updated).

On 12 May 2015 at 11:12, Jan Greeff <jan at verslank.net> wrote:

> 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?
> Jan
> 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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