On Fri, 2012-12-07 at 16:47 +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
On 12/07/2012 03:51 PM, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-12-07 at 15:40 +0100, Caterpillar wrote:
>> The unique and most impotant negative feedback I had it when I
>> upgraded a system from Fedora 14 to 15, that was the upgrade from
>> Gnome 2 to Gnome 3.
>> Fedora community should test big transitions like Gnome 2->3 for a
>> longer period of time
> FWIW if it was running Fedora 14 and the user was content with it, I
> probably wouldn't have upgraded to Fedora 15. You could have waited 6
> months and gone straight to Fedora 16. GNOME 3 was a bit better by then.
> I upgrade my *own* machines fairly aggressively — this box has been
> running Fedora 18 since August 31st for example. But I don't necessarily
> upgrade everyone's machine to *every* Fedora release.
I know one *nix gray beard that is still running F9 on his workstation
because it's setup just the way he likes it and it works for him.
He does not have the time to spare both from work/coding and his
personal life to spend hours to setup his system or constantly having to
upgrade/re-install fighting and patching whatever nuance that release
brings, distracting him from doing actual real work and says that's for
GNU/Linux kids, he rather spend that time with his grankids.
His upgrade cycle is tied to the life cycle of his hw...
He should have chosen to install RHEL/CentOS/etc... then.
Staying on F9 as a developer is a questionable stance.
Your machine is full of security issues and you could be compromised and
become a proxy to compromise the projects you are working on.
If you choose to stay on an older machine you should at least install an
OS that gets security updates for a lot longer.
Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York