[kwlug-disc] Advice on Buying a Ubuntu-Friendly Computer

kelsh at sentex.net kelsh at sentex.net
Sun Jan 1 14:49:20 EST 2012


Hello from Guelph. I can second the suggestion to use 10.04 Ubuntu LTS. It is
very stable and, if you wish, you can add PPA's (Personal Private Archives) for
programs such as Firefox to keep it up to date. See this site:
http://www.liberiangeek.net/2011/03/install-upgrade-firefox-4-ubuntu-10-0410-10
to see how it is done. Even though the article was written for Firefox 4, it is
the PPA that will keep Firefox up to date. For more PPA's, see this site:
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk
Good luck!
Jim Kelsh











Quoting Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>:

> On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 8:56 PM, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> 
> > Also relevant: which versions of Ubuntu are you hoping to run? It
> > sounds as if you want to stay bleeding-edge.
> >
> 
> In all cases, except for a few, I recommend that you stay with the latest
> Long Term
> Support release (LTS). This is currently 10.04, with its successor expected
> in April 2012. This way you get security releases for up to 3 years for the
> desktop (5 years for servers).
> 
> Unless you are experimenting, this is the way I would recommend that you go.
> -- 
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
> 2bits.com, Inc.
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