Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th May 2009 20:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu When Dell announced a shift in its Linux strategy last week, accompanied by a new netbook, many wondered why Dell insisted on pre-loading Ubuntu 8.04, instead of newer versions of the popular Linux distribution such as 8.10 or 9.04. BetaNews contacted Dell about it, and Dell replied explaining their rationale behind opting for 8.04.
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8.04 LTS is a wise decision
by joeprusa on Thu 21st May 2009 15:01 UTC
joeprusa
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2006-05-25

For example Lotus Notes Client for Linux is supported just on this version. 8.10 broke desktop icon text and 9.04 broke even attachment handling. The thing has too many hard-coded dependencies...
So yes - at least for this reason keeping the LTS version is wise.

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