[xubuntu-users] Upgrade advice
theuteck at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 19:17:36 UTC 2012
12.10 has XFCE 4.10, 12.04 has 4.8. I installed the PPA for XFCE 4.10
on my wifes 12.04 system and it works fine. The main difference I saw
was that changing backgrounds automatically is now built in to the
desktop settings, which she loved.
I also installed the PPA for LibreOffice, so it has the up to date
packages she needs but the stability of LTS.
I want to standardize all the systems at home on LTS so I only have to
update every 2 years at the soonest. I let them get out of sync so
each one was at a different version which made the use of
On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Joshua O'Leary <jmoey139 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The theme does have notable improvements. As for differences many changes
> take place that you may not even realise - the newest versions of all the
> packages (new libreoffice too), newer kernel etc. Changes aren't necessarily
> always visual, often to fix bugs or improve reliability.
> On Nov 8, 2012 6:36 PM, "Neil Winchurst" <neilwin at drofle.co.uk> wrote:
>> At home there is a laptop running Mint Xfce (wife) another laptop
>> running Xubuntu (daughter) and my desk top computer which is running an
>> old version of Mint KDE.
>> It is time to update  so I have been looking at various distros and
>> checking them via VBox. I do like KDE but it is getting just too bloated
>> recently so I have decided to go to Xubuntu on the desk top. I really
>> like Xfce and we don't mention Gnome, Cinnamon or Mate please. As for
>> Unity .....!!
>> Version 12.04 of Xubuntu seems very good and my daughter is well pleased
>> with it. Now version 12.10 is out, but I can't see a great difference
>> compared to the earlier version.
>> Would anyone on the list like to compare the two versions of Xubuntu
>> please? V12.04 is a LTS until 2015 whereas v12.10 is supported till next
>> year as far as I can see. On the other hand I have worked with v12.04
>> for my daughter so I know it quite well. But v12.10 is newer although
>> there may not be much difference, so you see my quandary.
>> So if any of the experts out there would like to help me decide I will
>> be very grateful.
>>  When I say update I mean a fresh install.
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