JP Vossen on 20 Jun 2014 15:05:46 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OpenOffice vs LibreOffice

On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Rich Freeman <> wrote:

I'll certainly buy that for distros that do the backporting thing.  I
just wasn't sure why a distro like Mint, or Ubuntu would do it that

On 06/20/2014 03:38 PM, Doug Stewart wrote:
I believe LTS (aka RHEL For Ubuntu) *does* do something similar (version
lock), while for mainstream Ubuntu releases, since they essentially create
abandonware every 6 months, I don't think it's worth the time trying to get
it running on the current release -- just target the next one.

Yeah, I always forget to mention I only run LTS (Long Term Support) versions. For me, every 2 years is quite enough to deal with major OS upgrades. The down-side is as discussed: the major packages age... You can sometimes work around that to some extent by adding various repos and PPAs, but I haven't bothered.

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