Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 30th May 2011 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet I often hear friends and co-workers casually criticize Ubuntu. Perhaps this the price of success. Or is it? In this article I'll analyze common criticisms and try to sort fact from fiction.
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RE: Ubuntu makes me sad
by bryanv on Tue 31st May 2011 17:00 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu makes me sad"
bryanv
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2005-08-26

You guys are so misguided.

Companies, and corporate users are going to stick with the LTS releases for the very reason you just put out there. Because the normal six-month cycle is too fast. The LTS releases have a great time table, and historically have been pretty stable for the server packages. They seem to have quit making the catastrophic desktop changes for LTS releases as well, giving you a stable desktop to work from.

We use Ubuntu server, LTS releases, in our production environment at work -- we've had great success with those. If they weren't LTS, I'd be pulling my hair out re qualifying software every six months. Now, I only have to test a few targeted fixes in our test environment before we update the production boxes.

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