Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 18:21 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "For the longest time Canonical has slapped an LTS moniker on some of their Ubuntu releases. Currently, a new major release of the operating system happens every six months, and is supported for 18 months after release. Whereas in the past when LTS versions received two years support or more, the current model - starting with 12.04 - supports new LTS releases for five years. However, a recent public Google Hangouts session revealed that Canonical has been thinking about switching from the venerable LTS model to a rolling release, starting with version 14.04."
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RE: ubuntu mint debian edition
by SeanParsons on Thu 24th Jan 2013 10:18 UTC in reply to "ubuntu mint debian edition"
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Sound likely it will follow the lmde path of releases in update packs.

As someone that ran lmde on two different boxes for a little over a year, I hope no one goes that route. They were only really updated every six months (even ignoring major security fixes) and the updates always left me with many hours worth of work to try and fix the plethora of broken packages. A rolling release should probably see more frequent updates, although I expect a broken package here or there along the way, and I wouldn't even mind fixing a package or two each month if I could be kept closer to bleeding edge and have Ubuntu's huge software repository.

By the way, both of those boxes that were running LMDE 32-bit Xfce edition have since been switched to Ubuntu 12.10 and I am currently quite pleased with the release.

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