[Wolves] how to keep linux mint 13 alive a bit longer?
acontractornow at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Feb 22 14:26:45 UTC 2016
It's very easy to find yourself been a busy fool with stuff like this.BTW If you are looking for work then you should be able to find some support role on the back of this ...not really gonna get rich on that but at least it's a job.
From: Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint <mark.croft.lug at gmail.com>
To: Wolverhampton Linux User Group <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Monday, 22 February 2016, 14:10
Subject: Re: [Wolves] how to keep linux mint 13 alive a bit longer?
yeah they not paying anything so it hard to drill them down on
contractor issues, they do not use the laptop that much anyway cos
they all got android tablets of some fashion and they that cheap they
bin them and get another one if theres a problem.
so the problem will go away soon i hope.
i did notice that chrome browser is not supported on the vesion of
linux mint 13 running on that laptop.
Also came across the same problem soon with windows vista being
dropped by google chrome as well wonder if theres a chance of getting
some proper paid work for people not in position to replace there
windows vista computer/laptops just finding ppl willing to pay is the
hadrest thing and trying to keep the jobcentre from wanting to kill me
for doing this stuff.
On 22 February 2016 at 12:06, John Alexander <acontractornow at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Agreed Ron, It can be a total pain for support to have legacy systems hanging on in there.
> Obviously if you are paying for it then yeah there's an argument that the man with the Gold makes the rules,however even MSoft et al regularly tell even their biggest customers to upgrade or else.
> If there's a particular support issue then it may be best to run the OS in a VM or such!We never got an reason why they wanted to stay with the old version BTW??
> It is not unreasonable to only offer support for certain distribution
> releases only. Also, I would regard it as quite reasonable to refuse
> support if they continue to experience problems when experience
> indicates that performing the upgrade to a newer version will cure the
> issue being experienced (the opposite is also true where somebody
> decides to update to the latest and greatest against advice).
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