[LAU] A sound decision

Arnold Krille arnold at arnoldarts.de
Wed Mar 17 14:17:04 EDT 2010


On Wednesday 17 March 2010 18:47:08 david wrote:
> Leo wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 10:12 AM, david <gnome at .......> wrote:
> >     The only Linux distro I've met that did that "automatic update thing
> >     whether or not you like it" by default was Ubuntu.
> > Not so automatic, it let's the user know that there are updates on line
> > to download and install.
> > It is up to de user update or not. Ubuntu default to this.
> Yah, you're right. I need to amend my phrasing. Ubuntu is the only Linux
> distro I've met that by default automatically checks and asks you to
> download/install updates.
> Not being a fan of Ubuntu, I've not looked into disabling that annoyance.

Actually its not "ubuntu" that does the checking but that little gui-tool. 
Which can be un-installed with less then five clicks if needed.
Real automatic updates have to be activated by hand in ubuntu. Probably only 
by console-work. Don't know if that is also possible in gui because I only use 
the console tools...

Apart from that I think ubuntu's release mode is much more suited for staying 
stable then gentoo's/arch's as it allows to run "only security fixes"/"only 
minor updates" for 18 months with the regular releases and for five whole years 
with the LTS-releases.
Last time I tried something like that with gentoo, I switched to ubuntu after 
a day of failures...

Have fun,

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