Originally Posted by Jorophose
How new are the versions in the repos?
And is there a chance I could compile it myself? Or would that cause complications?
I plan to stick with 6.06.1 until the next LTS release, so please don't suggest I just upgrade to Feisty. Feisty still has some issues. I'm waiting out for the more polished released, which I hope is Gutsy.
Dual-booting doesn't seem too much fun either... I don't see the point, as it would just get messy after a while...
You are using one of the *buntu's my friend, so maybe you should investigate the abilities of apt, which after all, is the base package manager for your distro.
apt-cache policy packagename
would be used to find out the latest version on your selected mirror, then that in turn, gives you the info to check out the "newness" of that version of the package thats on the mirror that you use i.e. the command gives you the latest available version number from the mirror and the package website should tell you the latest possibly available version - if the mirror has an earlier/older version then theres often a changelog on the packages website - it may take a little digging to find out why they might not have made the very latest version available if theres a discrepancy between versions, though thats often caused by dependencies that affect other packages.
Good on you for sticking with the 6.06 LTS version, it gives you a good basis to work from (which is, after all, the idea of the LTS thing AFAIK).
Dual-booting doesn't get messy. For some, it's a necessity if a certain application is only available under windows - particularly if an employer insists that thats the one that must be used for a given function (plus if you are a hardcore gamer!!!!!), otherwise it's not a particular problem, many thousands (probably millions) of people find it entirely workable (including my 78 year old Aunt who uses the same as you i.e. the Kubuntu 6.06 LTS, but needs time to get used to the difference between windows and linux apps - she's got as far as doing all her surfing, email and other file management under linux, with only photoshop/Gimp differences to conquer for her digital photography so she can fully migrate - this might not happen due to her age, but it won't stop me nagging her
It's just a case of how it's managed.
Good luck in your efforts.