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3:32 AM
I think I was able to pull off what OP wanted: askubuntu.com/a/1085715/231142
 
4:32 AM
@Terrance no Terrance. The desktop specific parts of l/xUbuntu is 3 years. That is 1, 2% of the total packages. If there is a problem with those packages it is likely going to be a bug so will get closed anyways, I agree with seth and to add something else: have you ever seen a question that is about the lxde packages that would be considered off topic since it would be eol due to it being 3 years after release? I have not ;-)
@Terrance there is nothing stopping you from asking it on U+L >:-D
 
4:57 AM
Oh, I definitely agree! The problem I was having was that I made a comment about support lasting 4.5 more years on it here, but a mod got on my case instantly about it because he was referring to support from the developer themselves and I was referring to here.
That's actually when I learned about them being in different support cycles.
 
my software updater fails...says the installation or removal of software package failed...
I tried running with apt autoremove - it did remove some packages. Then did a apt upgrade ... not getting error as follows:
sudo apt upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libc6-armhf-cross libc6-dev-armhf-cross
2 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/2,904 kB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
(Reading database ... 419381 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libc6-dev-armhf-cross_2.27-3ubuntu1cross1.1_all.deb ...
okay. Never mind. I got it fixed...
 
 
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7:45 AM
desktop statistics ubuntu.com/desktop/statistics
11% are still using 800x600.
 
@Rinzwind just saw that, wow :O
 
the world map surprised me too. I'd expected Ubuntu to be bigger in Europe
 
I miss a legend there – what do the colors mean?
50 % 1-partition systems
 
more orange is more installs
@dessert well. that's the default so not a surprise. I have 3 though (/ /home and /discworld)
if the default would be / and /home that would be 50% :P
 
@dessert me too :/
 
7:52 AM
fair enough, a separate /home is a good idea IMO
 
what IS weird is the combination: 50% has 1 partition and 80% do a fresh install
so what do they do for preserving data? that would be interesting: use online tool? Backup to external? cuz it seems such a hassle to do. Make a 2nd partition use that for personal data and just mount it when reinstalling would be so much less hassle.
 
exactly!
51 % with 1–4 GB, more detail would be nice, there’s a huge difference between 1 and 4 GB
 
the world map does not scale :(
what is the orange bit on the top left of the world map?
 
just part of russia
 
oh and another: how the f* do we get so many people from India and Pakistan on AU and does it not show on the map? :-DDDDDDDDD
oh ->
 
7:59 AM
are these total numbers used in the map, or per capita?
 
18m is the avg install time
so my install aint quick >:-D I thought it was :X
 
nice – for 18.04? which flavour(s)?
 
better version of world map :)
 
even 30 min is pretty quick
@Rinzwind source?
 
8:02 AM
ah!
 
the reason US is big cuz a lot of people do not change settings during install it seems
@dessert seems obvious: 4 8 and 16 are what systems are sold with. so those are the " I use what i got" people
 
@Rinzwind current systems!
 
as of 18.10 I am a budgie user. I can not stand gnome 3 :P
 
a good share of systems with 2 or even just 1 GB – is GNOME even useable with 1 GB?
 
@dessert I would not want to use gnome with 1Gb. but yes you can.
 
8:06 AM
probably (hopefully) xfce/lxde users
 
@dessert now how do we found out how the 128Gb user is? >:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
=who
 
@Rinzwind If your perception is accurate, presumably AU has relatively a lot of questions from users in India and Pakistan because a large proportion of people there are able to write questions in English, compared to people in, for example, China, Russia, countries in South America, etc
@Rinzwind wow... big in Japan!
 
yeah and germany too.
OH! and DO notice The Netherlands, Relatively a very large circle
 
I forget that Japan has pretty near double the population of the UK though
 
80m iirc(?)
 
8:14 AM
@Rinzwind yeah a lot per capita I think
 
oh 126m even :D 8m is Tokyo
 
UK ~70 million
Japan ~127 million
@Rinzwind wow really? that seems like an insanely high population for one city
 
soon the UK does not exists anymore >:-D it will just be england
 
yeah I think Scotland will vote for independence and rejoin the EU
I would if I were Scottish!
silly little England
I think we will join the USA
 
8:30 AM
@Zanna nooooo.
just make trump king.
TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM.
Then The Queen can invade with her dread warcorgis.
Warcorgis. I think everyone wins. Except whoever loses.
@Rinzwind there's still wales, and cornwall.
 
Cornwall isn't a country...
@JourneymanGeek invade the US?
 
@Zanna can't be that difficult. the chinese have been doing it for years now >:)
 
make trump king of scotland
and the queen can invade!
 
hahahaha the Scots might have some words to say about that
 
8:35 AM
@Zanna then after that declare a republic shrug
and keep the corgis.
 
folk are actually politically aware up there. not like here
 
@Zanna in a sense.
 
hmm
 
(I personally like the idea of an independant scotland but not the SNP ;p)
 
bbl. time to make Lara Croft jump around :=D
 
8:42 AM
I mean in the sense that if you go to Scotland you find public gatherings of people talking about politics as in people they can vote for or should be able to vote for, you find people of all ages knowledgeable and excited about the topic
in England you find apathy and dismissiveness towards "politics", scapegoating of immigrants, and people in general being totally clueless about the implications of, for example, Brexit, or the actual policies of any political party
 
@Zanna that's true in a lot of the world
 
I don't know about them. But I know that global corporations kill democracy and destroy the social fabric wherever they go
can I get a reject...
 
9:47 AM
(done)
 

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