Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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RE[7]: lethal upgrade
by Morgan on Fri 7th May 2010 10:54 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: lethal upgrade"
Morgan
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That is just plain fanboy comment.

I've never understood why people recommend these rolling release distributions. They need *constant* tinkering, which may be fine if you are the sort of person who likes that. Recommending those to a Joe is ridiculous.


And most Linux users are like that. It's going to be that way for a long time.

In the real world, people and companies prefer Red Hat and SuSe exactly because of the stability, long-term support, and avoidance of hassle and tinkering.


In the real world, people and companies use LTS versions (like the one we're discussing) exactly because of the stability, long-term support, and avoidance of hassle and tinkering. You do know what "LTS" stands for right?

And before you start screaming "fanboy" at me too: I started using Linux with Slackware, and it is still by far my favorite distro. I was resistant to Debian back in the late 90's/early 00's, and I didn't care for Ubuntu in its first few years either. It's only recently that I've come to appreciate it as an everyday OS. So, take it from someone who is used to the rock-solid dependability of Slackware that this current version (so far) has exceeded my expectations.

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