Linux Format forums Forum Index Linux Format forums
Help, discussion, magazine feedback and more
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Ubuntu 8.04 and Adobe Flash plugin
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Help!
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
LeeNukes
LXF regular


Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:11 pm
Posts: 954
Location: At the bar

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
8.04 is the most recent LTS release.


Oh, I thought all of the .04 releases were LTS. Silly me.
_________________
Join GiffGaff and get 5 free credit
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ollie
Moderator


Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:26 pm
Posts: 2749
Location: Bathurst NSW Australia

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

Ref:
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LeeNukes
LXF regular


Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:11 pm
Posts: 954
Location: At the bar

PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
_________________
Join GiffGaff and get 5 free credit
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nelz
Site admin


Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:52 pm
Posts: 8467
Location: Warrington, UK

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
_________________
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LeeNukes
LXF regular


Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:11 pm
Posts: 954
Location: At the bar

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
_________________
Join GiffGaff and get 5 free credit
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nelz
Site admin


Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:52 pm
Posts: 8467
Location: Warrington, UK

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Stability is far more important than pandering to the browsing habits of employees.
_________________
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LeeNukes
LXF regular


Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:11 pm
Posts: 954
Location: At the bar

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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.
_________________
Join GiffGaff and get 5 free credit
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nelz
Site admin


Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:52 pm
Posts: 8467
Location: Warrington, UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firefox 2? I thought we were talking stable, not prehistoric!
_________________
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
catgate
LXF regular


Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 1037
Location: Just over there, in that corner.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nelz
Site admin


Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:52 pm
Posts: 8467
Location: Warrington, UK

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You obviously never drove a Mark III Cortina, or a Mark 3 Cavalier Sad
_________________
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
catgate
LXF regular


Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 1037
Location: Just over there, in that corner.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
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.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
towy71
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:11 pm
Posts: 4262
Location: wild West Wales

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark 1 Zephyrs were good as were the marks 2 and 3 but then it went to this yeuch Rolling Eyes
_________________
still looking for that door into summer
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AndyBaxman
LXF regular


Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:47 am
Posts: 523

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
_________________
Bomb #20: "Let there be light"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
towy71
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:11 pm
Posts: 4262
Location: wild West Wales

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Sad
_________________
still looking for that door into summer
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Help! All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Linux Format forums topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group


Copyright 2011 Future Publishing, all rights reserved.


Web hosting by UKFast