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Comment Re: Why not allow the update into the repos? (Score 1) 126

Excellent point! I never knew they provided these repos...

Either way, the version jump is too large to demand an automatic update, so the next natural step would be a security update, which is supposed to be supported by 12.04[1] and 14.04.

These usually enter the stream as patches, so it is likely that nobody has submitted a patch to fix these holes.

[1]: https://help.ubuntu.com/commun...

Comment A note on the human factor (Score 1) 291

I live in a third-world country.

Talk of high speed internet for education, medical applications and small business empowerment is all very noble.

But all I read in the news about your first-world high speed 'ternet is how you complain about streaming TV restrictions.

The real world is not so pragmatic.

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