[xubuntu-users] Upgrade advice

Neil Winchurst neilwin at drofle.co.uk
Sat Nov 10 08:43:03 UTC 2012

On 08/11/12 20:25, James Freer wrote:
>> 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
>> is.
>> 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.
>> hth
>> james
Thanks for all the advice on this. I think that a 5 year LTS is somewhat
too long in that so much can change in that time and you will be way
behind before the time is up. But it seems that Xubuntu 12.10 is due to
lose its support next year. That seems a very short time, or have I got
something wrong here?

I think I will go with v 12.10 and be prepared to upgrade say in 2014. I
have never noticed any problems with any non LTS version in the past.



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