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: Linux stable?
by ChrisA on Mon 25th May 2009 18:24 UTC in reply to "Linux stable?"
ChrisA
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2006-05-06

I totally agree. When you can find me a Linux installation that has been around for over 15 years.

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RE[2]: Linux stable?
by EvilPixieMan on Mon 25th May 2009 19:42 in reply to "RE: Linux stable?"
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2009-01-27

Chris, convenient your figure of 15 years goes back to a point when Linux was still relatively immature. Agree it hasn't reached the stability/maturity of Unix in many areas (but in others I think it has), but a Linux of 10 years ago maybe reached the point where it could stay in production for 15 years - I know of a few in that boat. Anyway, when it comes to stability IMO, I don't think Windows < Linux < Unix is much of a surprise statement.

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RE[2]: Linux stable?
by handydan918 on Tue 26th May 2009 00:01 in reply to "RE: Linux stable?"
handydan918 Member since:
2009-05-22

I have linux boxen that have only been rebooted after a power outage or hardware failure, and uptime of a year are nothing surprising.

I think the point could be made that at some point, stable enough is stable enough.

Unfortunately, Windows ain't there yet.

Ubuntu is only slightly better.

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