Eric at on 17 Dec 2011 06:26:06 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Linux distributions without version upgrades

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On 12/17/2011 03:55 AM, JP Vossen wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:24:42 -0500
>> From: "K.S. Bhaskar"<>
>> To break the twice a year song-and-dance of Ubuntu upgrades while
>> retaining the ability to stay current with applications, I am
>> considering switching to a Linux distro that doesn't need version
>> upgrades.  [...]
> As I noted in the other thread, I'm close to this point myself.  I avoid the 6mo "song-and-dance" by using LTS releases, but that very negatively impacts "the ability to stay current with applications." :-(
> That fact that Bhaskar & I are both Ubuntu fans and we're both at this point is...interesting.  And perhaps non-optimal for Ubuntu...
> Later,
> JP

Me three.

I used SuSE until the KDE 3.5 -> 4.0 debacle.  I jumped to Ubuntu and have come to really appreciate Ubuntu and especially the Debian package management system - even if Gnome lacked KDE's flexibility.  Now I'm using 10.04 LTS and I dread moving to Unity.  I installed it on a laptop a few weeks ago and was I not impressed at all.

I'm going to try Kubuntu in a VM this week.  LinuxMint looks nice but does seem to be too "Windows-like."  I'm not sure where to go from here but Unity is a deal-breaker for me.

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