Reply To: It says here that Ubuntu updates every six months
Thank you for responding.
By Ubuntu 10, I meant the 2010 LTS release.
By V10, I meant the 2010 LTS release.
By V13 I meant the 2013 LTS release.
By V16 I meant the 2013 LTS release.
I never installed any of the interim experimental releases, only the ones they claimed are the stable ( LTS ) releases. Sorry, I thought my little bit of shorthand would be decipherable.
By gui, I meant GNOME, which is the default, most common gdesktop. I just couldn’t remember the gname of it when I last gposted.
One can open a “terminal” window under any of the linuxi, which is what I meant as a “terminal”. You are correct, one would not usually run a “terminal” and a gui simultaneously, and I do realize that the gui and terminal are different interfaces.
Still, the Dell has a very common, vanilla on-board video chipset that’s shared among a wide variety of mfrs. It’s not like I had some exotic niche video card installed. It really should have had continuing support.