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Yes you might have issues with a Beta 4.2.x.x.
I just - this afternoon - replaced 4.0.6 with 4.1.4 and will be testing it out for a bit.

I started with 9.04 or 9.10, kept 10.04 LTS till 12.04 LTS came out. I tried to update to 11.xx but has issues that ended up being 11.xx issues with my on-board video card that 10.04 did not have. I found out about that when I went to 12.04 and the same problem was there, but went away with a upgrade from NVIDIA on-mother-board to NVIDIA PCIe-card.

I have upgraded - not clean install - before on a laptop, but things keep being kept on the drive that is no longer needed. The clean install from 10.04 to 12.04 reduced the drive space of everything installed in the root folders other than "/home" by over 50 GB that the 11.04 to 12.04 upgrading without a clean install. I did this on a laptop. So anytime I "upgrade" it needs to be a clean install. The problem with that is I keep forgetting all these little things like the needed files to be able to lay "protected" DVDs on my Ubuntu desktop and a lot of other "stuff" that I need to get my work done. Took a few weeks to install everything [or remembering what is needed to be installed] that I had on my previous version of Ubuntu.

Once I install the OS, then I have to install MATE all over again and all of the tweaks for that desktop environment. Also the time to install all of the packages I use on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. When I installed 12.04 on a new drive, after the old one failed, it took over 16 hours to install the OS, MATE, and all of the packages, less all of the tweaks and such I keep forgetting to install till I need them. That is with a semi-fast quad processor desktop. It takes much more on my slower dual core desktop I dual boot with Win7.

On 01/03/2014 07:01 PM, Don C. Myers wrote:

I've not had any issues with LO (Document Foundation Version) on Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity on several machines. Since 4.2 is still in beta you might want to try and see if the same thing happens. If works fine, odds are it is a bug in 4.2. If you have the same issues with both versions, then I would think it is something with your computer.

You are correct, Ubuntu 14.04 is the next long term release. I've read quite a few good things about it, and nothing that scares me. I've had every version since 8.10. 13.10 is the most polished, and also the fastest version yet. Upgrading even just to get the kernel updates I've found to be worthwhile.


On 01/03/2014 05:47 PM, CVAlkan wrote:
I'm using LibreOffice Version: Build ID:
with 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

I've never used Mate, only Unity, so can't comment on that.

My understanding is that Ubuntu 14.04 is the next long term release, but
from all I've heard I must say I'm quite nervous about upgrading when the
time comes.

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