Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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RE[4]: lethal upgrade
by nt_jerkface on Fri 7th May 2010 03:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: lethal upgrade"
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Twice each year.

It isn't difficult ... with Linux distributions, it is possible to mount the user files area ( /home ) on a different partion to the OS + applications.

To the regular user this is going to seem ridiculous. If Ubuntu wants to expand their marketshare then they need to improve their upgrade process.

If you are not afraid of having to follow a set of instructions, then Arch Linux is a very good rolling distribution, I have found.

I'm not looking for a Linux distribution, I only periodically test Linux distros out of curiosity to see how much they have progressed. My opinion is that Linux is not ready for the desktop and upgrade issues are a major factor. It's fine for the server but even then I would trust FreeBSD over the typical Linux distro when it comes to upgrades.

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