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Re: [opensuse] 10 days out - 12.3 recommendations
On 07/03/13 07:18, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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El 2013-03-07 a las 00:38 +1100, Basil Chupin escribió:

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.


We want the security patches and maintenance. We do not want new versions of things, no new features, no unneeded changes. Stability, not bleeding edge. Conservative, not revolution. A long term support version, without paying for a expensive commercial version like SLES.

Which is what I thought dd is trying to say: that you want to live in the past but want to have someone spend their time and effort maintaining something which is ancient and outdated. I mean if you want to use old stuff then why not, as I said earlier, just install version, say, 11.4 and stay with that for 20 years? Why require someone to spend their time/effort providing you with updates for your old system AS WELL as providing the exact same for the most uptodate versions? Seems like a heck of waste of human resources which can be used more productively elsewhere. But, then, that's my thinking.

BC

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