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Old 04-23-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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differences between Ubuntu 804 and 904??


what are the big differences between the new ubuntu and 804-anyone know?
 
Old 04-23-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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9.04 boots faster, has file manager tabs, updated firefox and open office, ext4 file system, etc.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 07:31 AM   #3
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About a year.

Give or take a day or so.

 
Old 04-24-2009, 07:37 AM   #4
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Ubuntu 8.04 is a ( very ) long term supported version.

Ubuntu 9.04 is only supported for a short time ( a year ? )

.....
 
Old 04-24-2009, 07:43 AM   #5
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"Your a funny guy!"

I'm asking cause I'm gettin ready to hack n slash the HD again-getting rid of debian-too bland...
I want it like this-

sda1 Slackware 12.2 (30GB)

sda2 Ubuntu SE 8.04 (50GB)

sda3 Ubuntu 9.04 (20GB)

sda4 Extended

sda5 EXT2 testing partition(remastering DSL,etc) (10GB)

sda6 swap (1GB RAM= 2.5GB swap)

sda7 FAT32 File storage (36GB)

This is it now-

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x8f800200

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1        3533    28378791   83  Linux
/dev/sda2   *        3534        5670    17165452+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3            5671       10979    42644542+  83  Linux
/dev/sda4           10980       19457    68099535    5  Extended
/dev/sda5           14931       19457    36363127+   b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sda6           10980       11690     5711044+  83  Linux
/dev/sda7           11691       12921     9887976   83  Linux
/dev/sda8           12922       14601    13494568+  83  Linux
/dev/sda9           14602       14930     2642661   82  Linux swap / Solaris
I have to somehow move my files from the FAT32 to a couple of the top partitions and then recreate it like I want-
Any suggestions?
Thankx
 
Old 04-24-2009, 07:54 AM   #6
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OH-why is it only good for a year?

When is the next Ubuntu LTS coming out??

Mmmm, maybe it won't get installed....

Anyway-still gonna redo the HD-
I really believe it's prudent to have multiple distro's on your PC-
Why?
Some distro's can do things other's can't and/or you have to go through a process to do it.

For instance, GTK-RecordmyDesktop(Ubuntu) is not available for Slack(I think..), while neither SBOPKG or SRC2PKG are available for Ubuntu.

Being a "point n click" type, Ubuntu "holds my hand" while I learn Slack and other similar distro's.

Do you guys agree-disagree-
"Better to have multiple partitions/OS's or No?"
 
Old 04-24-2009, 08:18 AM   #7
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For instance, GTK-RecordmyDesktop(Ubuntu) is not available for Slack(I think..), while neither SBOPKG or SRC2PKG are available for Ubuntu.
I think all program's work on all distro's, mostly they are in the repo's, and if not you still have the source.

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"Better to have multiple partitions/OS's or No?"
If you want to learn to use different systems yes
However it is better to stick to 1 distro, so you can learn it completely.

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Old 04-24-2009, 08:24 AM   #8
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Does that mean GTK apps can be installed to Slackware 12.2?
 
Old 04-24-2009, 08:27 AM   #9
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Why not ?
 
Old 04-24-2009, 08:40 AM   #10
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OH-why is it only good for a year?

When is the next Ubuntu LTS coming out??

Mmmm, maybe it won't get installed....

Anyway-still gonna redo the HD-
I really believe it's prudent to have multiple distro's on your PC-
Why?
Some distro's can do things other's can't and/or you have to go through a process to do it.

For instance, GTK-RecordmyDesktop(Ubuntu) is not available for Slack(I think..), while neither SBOPKG or SRC2PKG are available for Ubuntu.

Being a "point n click" type, Ubuntu "holds my hand" while I learn Slack and other similar distro's.

Do you guys agree-disagree-
"Better to have multiple partitions/OS's or No?"
i used to dual boot ubuntu and zenwalk.but after a while, i became lazy in administering two OS on the same machine.i then repartition my HD and just installed one OS, slackware(thanks to my experience with zenwalk).having one distro on my machine also let me concentrate learning linux instead of looking at the different features the different distro has to offer(i can get distracted easily. )

ubuntu releases LTS every two years, i think.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 08:51 AM   #11
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neither SBOPKG or SRC2PKG are available for Ubuntu.
Logical, since it is a tool for easily making Slackware packages from source code and precompiled binaries.
ubuntu and debian have tools to create deb packages from source

Last edited by repo; 04-24-2009 at 08:57 AM.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 08:59 AM   #12
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Unrelated Repo-can you see if this download link works for my new go-daddy hosting site-it's the dsl thing, you don't have to use it or anything-just download it or see if it starts??

( https://p3nlsccweb.secureserver.net/...istent-Kit.zip )
 
Old 04-24-2009, 09:02 AM   #13
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Linus72,
Just tried your download link and got a PHP file.
Is that right?
 
Old 04-24-2009, 09:03 AM   #14
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OH-why is it only good for a year?
I think Ubuntu support is 18 months for a regular release.

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When is the next Ubuntu LTS coming out??
These seem to occur on even-numbered years.

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Do you guys agree-disagree-
"Better to have multiple partitions/OS's or No?"
I agree, the more the better. My main reason is that redundancy will guarantee that I'll always have a working distro, but I also enjoy trying out different ones. I run nine separate installs on my main machine.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 09:03 AM   #15
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No-it should be a 95MB zip file...?
 
  


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