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    budyk_ir

    Some articles say that 12.04 users will be offered to upgrade on 24th July. is it true ?

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    Oydenos

    I think rolling release distros are the only ones useful for non nerd users. And please, 1GiB of upgrade twice a year and only security relevant stuff in the meantime, not 100MiB per day as with arch. Otherwise there is to much to explain to my beloved relatives.

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    Oydenos

    How do you integrate ppas (Personal Package Archives) e.g. mate-desktop or cinnamon-desktop into this already a little bit annoying upgrade process? At least up to this point there is only 1 major problem to solve.
    btw, how long was the upgraded system in use before upgrading? How many users did work with it?

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      finid

      Unless you are using a distro that uses a rolling-release development model, the upgrade process will always take some effort from you.

      Regarding PPAs, any (PPA) that is active on the system being upgraded is deactivated, so that is one thing that you have to deal with after the upgrade has completed. Which means having to re-enable the PPA.

      The system I upgraded has been in use for about a year, but it’s not my primary system, and it’s a single-user system

      That said, it doesn’t matter how long the system has been in use or how many users are using it, the upgrade will work and you won’t lose data, except modified system settings that were enhanced.

      Hopefully in the near future, we will not have to deal with upgrades of this sort in Ubuntu as there’s an ongoing discussion in some circles to make the distro a rolling release distro.

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