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Re: Installing newer kernels

On 2016-03-19, David Christensen <dpchrist@holgerdanske.com> wrote:
>> This wipe business strikes me as vaguely scatological.  Clean and
>> cruftless and wiped (and do they wash their hands fifty times a day
>> too, just to be impeccable)?
> I'm not a good Debian owner.  I download and install 3rd party software. 
>   I modify system configuration files.  I'm too lazy to identify and 
> understand all of the ramifications of the two prior sentences, so 
> reverting the changes so that a dist-upgrade can work cleanly is not 
> practical.  Basically, I'm lazy.  I want to pop in a disk/USB, get to a 
> known good state, and then start my butchery all over again.  ;-)

I understand what you're saying and I'm fine with it. Still--caeteris
paribus--the dist-upgrade process is a good, known, proven path to
moving from one stable release to the next. To suggest otherwise is

Hypertext--or should I say the ideology of hypertext?--is ultrademocratic and
so entirely in harmony with the demagogic appeals to cultural democracy that
accompany (and distract one’s attention from) the ever-tightening grip of 
plutocratic capitalism. - Susan Sontag

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