Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Nov 2010 17:58 UTC, submitted by visitor
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu After announcing the move to Unity, and the eventual move to Wayland further down the line (someday one day perhaps eventually maybe once when unicorns roam the earth), Ubuntu is announcing yet another major change, this time in its release policy. While they're not moving to a rolling release as some websites are claiming, they will update components and applications more often.
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JMcCarthy
Member since:
2005-08-12

Because if it's old it means it's stable. Like Windows 98.

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Being stable doesn't mean being old.


It does, somewhat. Stability means finding a combination of packages that works, and sticking with it. And typically, that means that those concerned with stability tend to be one or two releases out of date - upgrading only once the version they're on is end-of-lifed by the vendor.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

It was a joke. There are two different ways in which the term "Stable" could apply: a set of software the doesn't change or a set of software that does not crash. Ideally, you'd like both with your "thousands of machines".

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

That is why Redhat's releases for RHEL are so 'slow', that is also why many providers use Debian (many maintainers also work at providers I think). Although some have switched to Ubuntu because some get requests for more recent software.

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