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New I think they just don't want to be bothered with trying to support upgrades.
Sure, it should be painless, but they're telling people they're on their own.

Kinda makes sense for a small outfit that doesn't want support-headaches.

Cheers,
Scott.
New Tells me something else
They've dicked around with the packages in their distro and now you can't just type:

# apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

...and expect it to work, like I did for seven consecutive releases of Ubuntu. (I renamed the old sources.list every time. I archived the system before switching, and here's what I've got:

01/04/2006 09:41 266 sources.list.save
26/10/2006 19:56 544 sources.list.dapper
04/11/2006 09:38 715 sources.list.edgy
09/12/2007 09:58 726 sources.list.feisty
23/05/2008 12:17 720 sources.list.gutsy
25/06/2008 18:51 708 sources.list~
21/11/2008 15:19 273 sources.list.hardy
29/04/2009 20:23 282 sources.list.intrepid
29/04/2009 20:24 276 sources.list
     Disk partitioning tips? - (drook) - (21)
         looks decent -NT - (boxley)
         Re: Disk partitioning tips? - (pwhysall) - (19)
             The /home partition is so I can do a reinstall without losing everything - (drook) - (10)
                 Re: The /home partition is so I can do a reinstall without losing everything - (pwhysall) - (7)
                     How far is "way back"? - (drook)
                     Some Linux distros (e.g. Mint) don't support version upgrades. - (Another Scott) - (5)
                         What? - (pwhysall) - (4)
                             Yup. Version upgrade is not recommended. - (Another Scott) - (3)
                                 That's pretty terrible. - (pwhysall) - (2)
                                     I think they just don't want to be bothered with trying to support upgrades. - (Another Scott) - (1)
                                         Tells me something else - (pwhysall)
                 Suspend to disk is simpler with a swap partition - (scoenye) - (1)
                     Got an Ubuntu live thumb drive I'll be using -NT - (drook)
             eh? been practice since about 1991 or so - (boxley) - (7)
                 That's 25 years ago. - (pwhysall) - (3)
                     /me has an old system with a (relatively) tiny and slow disk -NT - (drook) - (2)
                         No, you don't. -NT - (pwhysall) - (1)
                             Compared to 25 years ago, I guess not -NT - (drook)
                 Beware of that small root partition - (scoenye) - (2)
                     Remember to clear out the old kernel versions occasionally too -NT - (malraux) - (1)
                         Deleted more than a dozen as soon as I got it to boot again -NT - (drook)

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