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Re: [opensuse] Why I don't upgrade often
  • From: Chuck Amadi <chuck.amadi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 12:09:04 +0000
  • Message-id: <45F93760.6070809@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Chuck Amadi wrote:
James Knott wrote:
John Andersen wrote:
On Wednesday 14 March 2007, Hartmut Meyer wrote:
There are hardly any scenarios where one could give any other advise but to
upgrade from an old/unsupported version to a newer/supported version.

9.1 might be "better" for you, but unless your system is not connected to
any network (including internet dialup) staying on an unsupported system
simply isn't a good idea.
Says who?

Linux isn't exactly Windows which can be hacked by 12 year olds
riding bikes thru your neighborhood.

Even if you are connected to the net 24/7, with no ports or services open
you are not any more at risk than with a current distro.
With an Iptables firewall you can even open essential services that
you need and be quite safe on line.

Maybe the CIA can hack their way into a machine with no ports
open.  But the script kiddies can't.  And the CIA is not even
vaguely interested in me.

I think you are spreading FUD.

FWIW, my firewall is SUSE 10.0.  It's up continuously and always on the
"net".  No problems so far.

Hi List

Excuse me if this appears twice - it shouldn't I hope!

I have always upgraded within two versions max at home while in work I immediately upgrade.
At my last employer I would upgrade all the workstations from SuSE Retail distro and the upgrade option
worked a treat but not always certain apps/software would cause dependencies issues But there was a choice
to remove the packages it was referring too.

But nonetheless I would be able to upgrade So YMMV springs to mind and everyone's environment is a vortex in one shape or form.


Hi again forgot to mention upgrade when "I want too " not when I am told by " the others ".
Choice too upgrade is great and empowering to the end users.


Chuck Amadi
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