moving back to an old version

Kristoffer Gustafsson kg.kristoffer at
Sun Aug 16 20:03:21 UTC 2015

I don't really care about the security.
I just want play around, as I said.
My first Project now is to dissable gnome at startup.
Do you Think I will manage it?
I've read about, and it doesn't seem to be hard at all.

2015-08-16 21:36 GMT+02:00, Tim Chase <blinux.list at>:
> On August 16, 2015, Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:
>> How good is it to move back to an older version of Linux for a
>> Little bit? I'm thinking of installing lenny.
> Because it no longer gets security updates, I wouldn't recommend
> older than Debian Stable (currently that's Jessie, but whatever the
> current flavor of that happens to be at the time you install) unless
> you plan for the machine to be off-line only, which would severely
> limit its usefulness.  You might be able to get by with one version
> before Stable, which would be Wheezy.
> You can get "older" releases by using RHEL or CentOS which
> usually tracks an even older and more stable system by really only
> giving security updates.  But that said, I've found that it is more
> trouble than it's worth.
> Also, running older systems makes it harder to get modern
> packages/updates.
>> I'm planning to learn a Little basics. programming, compiling new
>> kernels and such things.
> Welcome to the club.  It's a lot of fun!
> -tim
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