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Re: [opensuse] 10 days out - 12.3 recommendations
On 07/03/13 00:02, Christofer Bell wrote:
On 3/6/13 12:58 AM, "Basil Chupin" <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 06/03/13 02:15, DenverD wrote:
On 03/05/2013 10:52 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
the move to Evergreen is simple [just add one repo and then run
YaST Online Update, or "zypper patch"], and your 11.4 is good to
July 2014! [note, there is a kernel change, but without nvidia/etc
drivers needed here it was a simple change, for _me_]

I would have thought that switching to Tumbleweed was the more
appropriate thing to do.
are you saying you think the most recently release new version with
adds from factory is more stable/dependable/predictable than a two
year old version with bug fixes and security patches on top?
I am not saying this at all, in any shape, form, or size.
Yes, you are. People who want Evergreen *do not* want Tumbleweed. People
who want Evergreen *do not* want *anything* that's new. So in
circumstances where Evergreen is appropriate, switching to Tumbleweed
instead is *NOT* appropriate.

I don't understand. If those who use Evergreen don't want anything that's new then why not simply install, say, 12.1 and switch off any and all options which will update that system? That is, no patches, no *new* versions of Firefox or Thunderbird or whatever. Just stick with the original installation and stay with it for 20 years or so - if this is what "Evergreeners" are all about.

BC

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