Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 30th Mar 2012 20:33 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Two years ago, Linux guru Caitlyn Martin argued that "Ubuntu is a Poor Standard Bearer for Linux" due to reliability issues. She said that "Other distributions have problematic releases but other major distributions do not have significant problems in nearly every release. Ubuntu does." In her follow-up piece "How Canonical Can Do Ubuntu Right: It Isn't a Technical Problem," she explained how "...the problem I am describing is probably rooted in policy or business decisions that have been made..." and she offered specific ideas on how Canoncial could address the situation. Are these criticisms valid today? Does Ubuntu offer good reliability? Does it deserve its mindshare as the representative of PC Linux?
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by bassbeast on Sun 1st Apr 2012 18:51 UTC in reply to "Re:"
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2007-11-11

Actually its 10 years now, Microsoft recently changed their policies and now the home releases get the same length of support as the business releases, which is 10 years. That means Vista is good until 2017, Windows 7 good until 2020, and if Win 8 is released in Oct it'll be good until 2022. With support cycles THAT long people will have retired the machine long before Windows runs out of support.

Man it would be awesome if you could get a Linux distro with that kind of support, but until Torvalds quits fiddling with the kernel I just doubt you'll ever see support cycles that long.

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by allanregistos on Mon 2nd Apr 2012 06:39 in reply to "RE: Re:"
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Man it would be awesome if you could get a Linux distro with that kind of support, but until Torvalds quits fiddling with the kernel I just doubt you'll ever see support cycles that long.


Get Redhat Linux Desktop and you will get 10 years of support. Do not expect that from your average Linux distro.

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by bassbeast on Tue 3rd Apr 2012 04:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Re:"
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2007-11-11

Which will cost you $4000! See why Linux doesn't work on the desktop? To get the same amount of support i get with an $89 copy of Windows home will cost me $400 a year or $4000, and for what? what advantage does paying TEN TIMES the amount of even the most expensive Windows get me?

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