Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Nov 2009 16:22 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Fedora Core Fedora 12 has been released today. "I'm proud to announce the release of Fedora 12, the latest innovative Linux distribution from the Fedora Project, a global, collaborative partnership of free software community members sponsored by Red Hat."
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RE[5]: As a Fedora 11 user
by segedunum on Wed 18th Nov 2009 13:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: As a Fedora 11 user"
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Ubuntu's support policy for non-LTS releases is, and has always been, 18 months.

3 years for the LTS desktop. And 5 years for the LTS server.

Unfortunately, their LTS releases mean nothing. They are exactly the same as the six monthly releases that they try and make a commitment on 'supporting', but it largely depends on the resources and community support available. When you have a Firefox beta in your LTS distribution for five years you know there is a problem. It's funny. People complained about the confusion of KDE 4.0 as to what distributors wre shipping, and yet when something is explicitly labelled as a beta it goes in anyway.

Ubuntu is exactly like other distributions. If you want the latest 'supported' software in your distribution then the only way to get it is to upgrade. Bug fixes? The only way to get them is to upgrade. You end up getting sucked along with the release cycle anyway.

Edited 2009-11-18 13:56 UTC

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