[ncolug] Re: Ubuntu 10.10 question Being a Newbie

  • From: Rob Gibson <nosbig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ncolug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:00:56 -0400

You are right...  It's a little of both, but I would rather have that
issue/feature in place, if I were banking on Ubuntu's LTS to provide


On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 9:44 AM, M. Knisely <charon79m@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> That there isn't an issue, it's a feature!
> The LTS version of Ubuntu are meant to be for thos running in a production
> environment that don't care about keeping up on the cutting edge.  If you
> want your machine to upgrade to the most recent version regardless of if it
> is an LTS release, you can just tell Update-Manager.
> Alt+F2 -> update-manager -> Settings... ->  Authenticate
> Look at the bottom of the new window for "Release upgrade" and change from
> Long ter support releases only to Normal releases.
> Once you hit the Check button to force an update, you should have an option
> to install the 10.10.
> Mike K.
> On Apr 29, 2011 2:40 AM, "Rob Gibson" <nosbig@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I would suspect a little editing of your sources.list would fix the
>> 10.04 upgrade issue, which I suspect is due to the LTS designation. I
>> suspect Ubuntu configured 10.04 to not upgrade to newer versions
>> automatically to enhance the stability of the release. Changing the
>> release version in the apt sources.list file should allow an upgrade
>> all the way to 11.04.
>> Regarding netbooks, I think just about all of them will do what you
>> are looking to do. I like the HP Mini 1000, from what I have seen
>> from the mainstream manufacturer. I also like the products from
>> System76 and ZaReason. Both specialize in the sales of devices with
>> Linux pre-loaded. Caveat, I don't yet own a netbook, but I have been
>> quietly yearning for one for the last couple of years... ;-)
>> Rob
>> On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 12:36 AM, Aidan Artos MacTyre
>> <wolfson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Been using Ubuntu 10.04 for a while, and wondered why it's update manager
>>> hadn't upgraded the install to 10.10.  Apparently there is a block on
>>> that
>>> update step.  As I type this note, I am downloading the CD Image for the
>>> 10.10 Live CD to use as an upgrade for my 10.04 Ubuntu so that I can make
>>> the further upgrade to 11.04 (current version).  I also did a download
>>> and
>>> burn of a 64 bit version of 10.04 which appears to run quite well on my
>>> equipment.
>>> Dell Business Desktop, with an Intel Core 2 duo cpu with 4 gig of ram
>>> installed.
>>> Two years ago I installed Ubuntu linux on this machine which has been
>>> running and updating to v10.04LTS.  I want to install Ubuntu Linux 11.04
>>> in
>>> the same partition on the HD and would prefer a migration path that would
>>> lead to both 11.04 and 64 bit which would take better advantage of the
>>> processor and installed memory.  Installing straight up would probably
>>> kill
>>> some of the fun apps, etc. I've installed thanks to your help in this
>>> group.
>>> I'm also looking at two new machines for linux.  One is my son's Mactel
>>> machine (another possible convert - from Apple even) who is looking at
>>> using
>>> Ubuntu Linux on his Mac Book Pro laptop.  Secondly I am also looking for
>>> a
>>> netbook machine that will let me use Ubuntu and connect to a wireless G
>>> network for both home and outside use.  That machine, yet to be
>>> purchased,
>>> needs to be able to share easily on a home network, access the internet
>>> and
>>> support basic office apps like Open Office.
>>> Who wants to take a shot at which question?  Have at it folks.
>>> Jim
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