krisbee at krisbee
May 7, 2012, 6:19 AM
Post #7 of 7
On Mon, May 7, 2012, at 07:42 AM, Kevin Kuphal wrote:, Kevin
Johnson <dabears_rule [at] yahoo> wrote:
Just curious as to how often everyone updates? Right now,
everything is working well so I see no need to update anything.
But I am concerned about security. My systems are behind a modem
with the firewall enabled, and a router that also has a fire
wall. Besides that, its linux. So do you update regularly or
The OS? Never. I treat it like an appliance that once it works
I never touch until I have to. So if a Myth upgrade requires
newer versions of packages, I upgrade those as needed, etc.
Saves a lot of headache when things break because you upgraded
the OS and all it's packages only to find it breaks something.
I am the same way - everything is already behind a firewall,
change your passwords every once in awhile - why upgrade?
Usually your browser and flash is where the security is a concern
- and you can just keep updating that...
It is such a disruption to upgrade, not to mention all the little
tweaks and changes you make along the way... unless there is a
need to upgrade to a new version of QT or whatever to make your
favorite apps work (I had to do this due to the DVD cataloging
program I used :( ) just stick where you are. At least that is
And with myth, I don't want to ever upset the wife with breaking
the TV! :) Or me, for that matter - I would rather live with the
one or two quirks I see than risk new ones, not to mention the
possibility of fouling up everything I have worked so hard to get
down for us.
Having said that, so far it seems every 4-5 years is the upgrade
schedule at the house here - with a slow changeover with dual
booting until everything works as intended. Two years after the
fact, and I ran a program that I still had to consult the older
distro to see what the settings/configuration was to make it work
in my setup.
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