Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Re: Ubuntu 13.10 should be upgraded to LTS status

On 18 December 2013 21:40, Luke Faraone <[email protected]> wrote:
> ...
> Do note that the default download of 12.04 from the Ubuntu site will
> result in a running system with the kernel in 13.10, see
> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack>. That said, if
> there's hardware that is broken by later releases, a bug should be
> filed, and it should be fixed.

For instance https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1212821

I suspect that a fair proportion of the machines still running XP may
well not run Unity satisfactorily due to insufficient 3D capabilities
in the graphics h/w. On 12.04 Unity 2d works fine but an upgrade to
14.04 could be disastrous. I don't know whether the upgrade would
check the graphics capability.

>
>> What is lacking here is a clear migration plan for XP users to follow,
>> and I think that is a missed opportunity. Whether or not 13.10 LTS (or
>> 13.10 "LTS-Lite") is an appropriate part of that migration plan is
>> probably to miss the main point.

For old machines it may well be that Lubuntu would be a better option.

Colin

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