[xubuntu-users] Upgrade advice

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 20:22:16 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 7:17 PM, uteck <theuteck at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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....
> 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
> squid-deb-proxy useless.

I think i follow what you are seeking.

The new 12.10 may not appear that much cosmetically improved. 12.04 is
LTS and thus more stable although i've found the non-LTS fine. The
thing with linux is that a new release is effectively "locked" with
it's compiled apps. The LTS in year two is behind on many new
releases... and yet you don't want to upgrade every 6 months. While a
6 month release may not appear that different "under the bonnet" it

As non-geek my solution annual upgrade... choose October or April and
install about a month later when quite a few bugs have been sorted.
The cosmetic difference is minor imho.


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