Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Cannnonical updating U_10.04

Tags:
Last response: in Linux/Free BSD
Share
July 29, 2013 5:34:38 PM

Gents:

Faithful **retro** home users of Ubuntu 10.04LTS have happily noted a recent security update to the 2.6.32 kernel. Thank you Mr Shuttlesworth. All U_10.04 systems are being treated equal. So much for the April 2013 drop-dead support date and a cheer for Cannonical good faith.

Nice feeling to a have a legacy system OS unexpectedly made more robust. I observe that a company **exceeding** expectations is the best way to ensure loyalty AND willingness to try future "experimental" changes.

You wonder how Cannonical blundered so badly in force-feeding Unity cartoons to a happy GNOME_2.x base? Even with GNOME straying to RHat "brand.land", Ubuntu lusrs might have hoped for a forceful GFORK.2 by Shuttlesworth, even if he did offer UNITY as an ... **extravagance** .

More about : cannnonical updating

July 31, 2013 7:02:13 AM

'Jeeves ... Jeeves please bring 'round my Bentley to the front portico ...'

Yet another update patch (YAUP ... the sound of a puppy getting its ears pinched) released this morning by Cannonical for U_10.04LTS. Is Shuttlesworth striving for man-of-the-year award ??
m
0
l
July 31, 2013 10:50:21 AM

@nss000,

I am all about sarcasm, but to be honest I cannot get your point - you're complaining, or you're honoring?
m
0
l
Related resources
July 31, 2013 10:04:13 PM

BigA:

I am plainly surprised, and very pleased with Cannonicals continued support of legacy U_10.04LTS. Any snarky whiff to my comments is directed toward persons (like myself) who 1/2 year ago were anxious to move-on from U_10.04 to (had-to be-greatly improved ... haha) U_12.04.x.

At the time I got my knuckles-rapped by moderator Ms AMD_Gurl for such foolish optimism ... and duly chastened I stuck with Ubuntu legacy OS on my legacy AMD965/9800gtx+ system. Her robust judgement was oh-so-prescient about the stability and usability of U_10.04. It's rock solid.

After a trip thru various *nixland releases my new XEON + fancy monitor workstation does not do badly with U_12.04.x + GNOME classic. Many posters on THW helped me untangle. Still it's robust computing to have a sure-fire and updated legacy system to fall back on. All things considered I may just send Shuttlesworth some money.

Alabalcho said:
@nss000,

I am all about sarcasm, but to be honest I cannot get your point - you're complaining, or you're honoring?


m
0
l
August 6, 2013 7:27:33 AM

nss000 said:
BigA:
I am plainly surprised, and very pleased with Cannonicals continued support of legacy U_10.04LTS. Any snarky whiff to my comments is directed toward persons (like myself) who 1/2 year ago were anxious to move-on from U_10.04 to (had-to be-greatly improved ... haha) U_12.04.x.

LTS=long term support ie 5 years. More updates next year and the year after as well. 10.04 good until 15.04, 12.04 good until 17.04 By then maybe you'll be ready for Unity, I'm really liking the 13.04 version now that I've got the hang of it. Finding anything on my computer is easy and the file searcher is sweeeeet!



m
0
l
August 6, 2013 8:44:35 PM

If those OS support dates are really fulfilled by Canonical I'll be a happy puppy. More time to **learn** a few new tricks about the reliable GNOME_2 desktop, and for my new system it's twin GNOME_3_classic. I think 5-10 years is just about right to get comfortable with a new language like GNOME.

Fast learners may always take a different path. But search my own computer?? That's a "+" for Unity? For what??? I keep dead-tree docs on most support subjects, while my own books and lectures while on my word-processor I simply ... know. Nothing to search for.


Here's the Wikipedia quote:

"Shuttleworth first announced Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)[9] on 19 September 2009 at the Atlanta Linux Fest; Canonical released it on 29 April 2010.[90][91] It is Canonical's 12th release of Ubuntu and the third Long Term Support (LTS) release. Canonical provided support for the desktop version of Ubuntu 10.04 until 9 May 2013, but intends to support the server version until April 2015. The same dates apply to Kubuntu 10.04, which is built on KDE."

I do **not** run the server version of U_10.04LTS, but my "homebody" model is still being updated. Lots of Ubuntu behavior from Unity to Mir gives me issues, but I am impressed by Ubuntus continued support of U10.04 beyond the formally stated drop-dead date.
.
stillblue said:
nss000 said:
BigA:
I am plainly surprised, and very pleased with Cannonicals continued support of legacy U_10.04LTS. Any snarky whiff to my comments is directed toward persons (like myself) who 1/2 year ago were anxious to move-on from U_10.04 to (had-to be-greatly improved ... haha) U_12.04.x.

LTS=long term support ie 5 years. More updates next year and the year after as well. 10.04 good until 15.04, 12.04 good until 17.04 By then maybe you'll be ready for Unity, I'm really liking the 13.04 version now that I've got the hang of it. Finding anything on my computer is easy and the file searcher is sweeeeet!





m
0
l
!