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.
Thread beginning with comment 365286
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Linux stable?
by EvilPixieMan on Mon 25th May 2009 19:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux stable?"
EvilPixieMan
Member since:
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.

Reply Parent Score: 1