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  1. Rohit
    Rohit at |

    Thanks for the info buddy!

  2. Michael
    Michael at |

    What about the backports repositories? Are they not provided so that LTS versions can obtain the newest, stable versions of software?

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  4. Joe
    Joe at |

    The other thing is that hardware support is not guaranteed. There is no guarantee that the LTS will support new hardware.

  5. Guy
    Guy at |

    I am an LTS user. I don’t want to be re-installing on an office machine every six months. You get it how you like it (& if I didn’t I wouldn’t ‘buntu) and you use it to get on with the work.

  6. Marcos
    Marcos at |

    You don’t need to reinstall Ubuntu. Upgrading just works.

    What upgrading really means is that you do accept the new versions of software and the update repositories.

  7. Guy
    Guy at |

    @ Marcos

    The re-install is because I am on dial up & use CD’s.

    Also, with respect, I feel why bother with a dist-upgrade when I don’t need the latest & greatest. If it all works fine (which it does!) is secure and does the job, I think my resources are better spent getting on with the work.

    That ‘buntu box is a little powerhouse :0) I can just get on with everything for the next two and a half years without having to bother.

  8. Marcos
    Marcos at |

    I did my upgrade while disconnected. Just download the Alternative CD and you can upgrade while disconnected. But if you really don’t need the new software, or new hardware and so, then it is better to stay at Hardy. This is what LTS is for, anyway.

  9. Bebop
    Bebop at |

    Guy, keep on using that LTS. That’s what it’s for. I’ll stay with it until 9.05 at-least. There’s not enough incentive for me to upgrade or re-install at this time. The LTS is a great path for those who have a working system that does what they need it to do and stay secure.

  10. Guy
    Guy at |

    I used Dapper, I’m using Hardy. I love to tinker with Linux,sometimes to destruction (Dont ask …..) but it is the one installation I set up & then leave alone. Experience has taught me that this is good practice.

  11. Andre Felipe Machado
    Andre Felipe Machado at |

    It is also worth to remember that LTS has a defined set of packages officially supported by Canonical. Not all packages available in the various repositories are supported.
    At the https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ServerFaq
    You will follow links to give a rough idea:
    Canonical supports at Ubuntu Dapper Desktop LTS around 741 packages.
    The Ubuntu Dapper Server LTS is supported at around 206 packages.
    Not all “main” repository is even supported at long term.
    None of “universe” or “multiverse” repository contents are supported.
    One must know what is the scope before choosing a LTS version.

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  14. Zouya Mac
    Zouya Mac at |

    What about the other version ( No LTS Support ) ??!

  15. Kaleb
    Kaleb at |

    I love Ubuntu

  16. deb
    deb at |

    Appreciate your explanation and passion. Thx !

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