How to fix Xubuntu 12.04.4?

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at
Fri Feb 14 22:41:14 UTC 2014

On 15/02/14 00:30, Michael Fischer wrote:
> Right. And in two years or so Xubuntu 14.04 LTS will be outdated
> again, we can use the Ubuntu 14.04.x -> xubuntu-desktop workaround
> again until Xubuntu 16.04 LTS is going to arrive (unless the release
> policies will not change).

By which means will be outdated again? As I said in the users mailing
list, 14.04 will receive hardware enablement stacks.

> Status as of today:
> By using any Ubuntu 12.04.x LTS we have a wider hardware support than
> with using Xubuntu 12.04 or Xubuntu 12.04.4.

Probably wider, but Ubuntu 12.04.x LTS can't support processors with no
PAE support. I would imagine many of the computers currently running
Windows XP fall in this category.

> And this is going to help us in a more successful way to replace XP
> installations. To replace XPs go with Xubuntu not Ubuntu (Unity) is
> your message. Did it take you a long time to figure out this strategy?

We don't need an offensive attitude on this mailing list.


> On 14.02.2014 22:45, PK wrote:
>> Utter nonsense (völliger Quatsch). Xubuntu 14.04 LTS will aim
>> squarely at new hardware.
>> Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on the other hand, would miss a historic
>> opportunity by making a "kernel jump": the demise of Windows XP is a
>> one-time opportunity which shouldn't be missed.
>> Regards, Pjotr.

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