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Old 03-05-2014, 12:13 PM   #1
Edmond B
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Which of 350+ updates to apply to Xubuntu


I want to begin using Xubuntu and have 11.10 installed. I will probably upgrade this to a later version after I confirm that it will meet my needs.

The update manager shows 350+ updates available for installation. My question is: What is the best practice concerning all these, should I apply all of them or be selective?

If a selective approach is best, what criteria is to be used to select the best from the un-desirable updates.

I have been using other Linux distros for about eight years and have needed the answer each time I applied multiple updates but never asked. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-05-2014, 12:15 PM   #2
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Best practice is to apply all updates.

HOWEVER, 11.10 is a obsolete and completely unsupported release from 2011. So, in my opinion, upgrading/evaluating 11.10 is a complete waste of time.
 
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Agreed.
When I used to use Ububtu, I had a separate /home partition and two separate partitions for the system to "flip-flop". Install new version into the "other" system partition using the common /home. Run it for a while, if something was wrong I could always go back to the previous by a re-boot. Worked well.
I always found upgrades (not just Ubuntu) didn't always work as expected, so I gave up trying.

Might be a solution for you .
 
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I want to begin using Xubuntu and have 11.10 installed. I will probably upgrade this to a later version after I confirm that it will meet my needs.

The update manager shows 350+ updates available for installation. My question is: What is the best practice concerning all these, should I apply all of them or be selective?

If a selective approach is best, what criteria is to be used to select the best from the un-desirable updates.

I have been using other Linux distros for about eight years and have needed the answer each time I applied multiple updates but never asked. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
To add to what the others said, evaluating an OLD version of Linux to see if it meets your needs seems pointless. The newer version (which you AREN'T trying), may very well support everything you need...and you'll never know, unless you try it.

Load the latest version, always, if you're starting out. To draw an analogy, this would be like loading a fresh version of Windows XP, to evaluate it...before moving on to Windows 8. The two are VASTLY different.
 
  


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