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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

Hi folks,
A simple question for a simple mind.........Can I assume that 10.04 will be the next LTS?  I am still on 8.04 for that reason then and want to make plans to do a clean install when a Live disk appears. Also what has been said about  ext4 formats, my ext.drive is formatted to ext3 ?
colintivy  Smiley
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

Yes 10.04 is the LTS. Ext4 is not compulsory but has benefits, if you are doing a fresh install rather than an upgrade I would use ext4.
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

any idea what the benefits are, hairy biker?  i'm considering ext4 for my next new install.
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

The main benefits that ext4 has over ext3 are:
* faster timestamping
* faster file system checking
* journaling checksums
* extents (basically automatic space allocation to avoid fragmentation)