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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RE: A good call.
by EvilPixieMan on Mon 25th May 2009 19:48 UTC in reply to "A good call."
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Now, if only Howie S himself would take a similarly conservative approach to his new releases...

Howie, you miss the point of 6 month updates, combined with less frequent LTS releases - they are designed to give people choice, which is a good thing. If you prefer stable releases, then go the LTS route... ignore the releases in between... and stop complaining that they are put out for the benefit of others who want them. Nobody is forcing you to upgrade. Nobody says you have to have the latest - take control of your own situation.

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