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Postby LeeNukes » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:45 am

nelz wrote:8.04 is the most recent LTS release.


Oh, I thought all of the .04 releases were LTS. Silly me.
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Postby ollie » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:15 am

The .04 released every second year, starting with 6.06 :wink:, should be LTS versions. This supposedly allows users to have mostly stable releases with almost cutting edge software and also have super stable releases with a planned upgrade cycle for corporate environments on the desktop and server.

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Postby LeeNukes » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:56 pm

It is a good thing, just a shame the LTS versions are so far between. Having security updates for longer is great, I wish Fedora did the same, but also, having the latest software versions is a must too.
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Postby nelz » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:21 am

Not for commercial environments it's not, there stability is more important. If the software works, you don't want to spend time updating and reconfiguring all your computers every few months. You just want a working system that keeps working and stays secure.
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Postby LeeNukes » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:20 pm

nelz wrote:Not for commercial environments it's not, there stability is more important. If the software works, you don't want to spend time updating and reconfiguring all your computers every few months. You just want a working system that keeps working and stays secure.


Yes and no, when people complain that their site doesn't work with the older version of Firefox it could be a pain.
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Postby nelz » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:04 pm

If it's a site you need to use for business, complain to the site owners. Otherwise, slap the user's wrists :)

Stability is far more important than pandering to the browsing habits of employees.
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Postby LeeNukes » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:18 pm

nelz wrote:If it's a site you need to use for business, complain to the site owners. Otherwise, slap the user's wrists :)

Stability is far more important than pandering to the browsing habits of employees.


There are certain web meeting sites that don't work in Firefox 2.X I forget which, but its something I ran into once.
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Postby nelz » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:53 am

Firefox 2? I thought we were talking stable, not prehistoric!
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Postby catgate » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:05 pm

I learned about these things long ago in the car world.
You should never buy the Mark 1, nor for that matter the Mark 2, because by the time the Mark 2 is announced they have not got all the Mark 1's longer term problems sorted out, although they have stopped the way the Mark1s drop to bits in a very progressive manner.
The Mark3 is the one to buy because they have by then sorted things out and the Mark 4 will be a "cost reduced" Mark 3 "with added marketing".
Oh, sod it.
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Postby nelz » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:07 am

You obviously never drove a Mark III Cortina, or a Mark 3 Cavalier :(
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Postby catgate » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:10 pm

You obviously never drove a Mark III Cortina, or a Mark 3 Cavalier

You're right. Although I did have a 2.3l Auto Mk 4 Cortina Ghia, followed by a Cavalier CD Auto.Hatchback. Both were company cars and never was there a greater difference in build quality.
The Cortina was built in "der Vaterland" as were all the Ghias, und es war sehr gut, and the Cavalier was built, "well thrown together", behind a brick privey somewhere in Luton.
I was sorry to have to hand the Ford in at the end of its alloted two year span, but I could not wait for the Cavalier to fall to pieces around me, which I always thought would be it's ultimate end. It didn't...sadly, and so I suffered it for two years.
Oh, sod it.
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Postby towy71 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:39 pm

mark 1 Zephyrs were good as were the marks 2 and 3 but then it went to this yeuch :roll:
still looking for that door into summer
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Postby AndyBaxman » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:15 am

AFAIK the Mk1 MK2 and MK3 Cortinas were entirely different cars but the MK4 was a facelift MK3.

The MK2 Escort was a facelift Mk1, the MK3 was a new car but MKs 4 to 6 were reworked MK3s


BTW, its absolutely fine if the "Car in front is a Toyota". You only need to worry if its behind you.
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Postby towy71 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:42 am

AndyBaxman wrote:BTW, its absolutely fine if the "Car in front is a Toyota". You only need to worry if its behind you.
When the accelerator sticks and the brakes fail :(
still looking for that door into summer
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