Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 18:21 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "For the longest time Canonical has slapped an LTS moniker on some of their Ubuntu releases. Currently, a new major release of the operating system happens every six months, and is supported for 18 months after release. Whereas in the past when LTS versions received two years support or more, the current model - starting with 12.04 - supports new LTS releases for five years. However, a recent public Google Hangouts session revealed that Canonical has been thinking about switching from the venerable LTS model to a rolling release, starting with version 14.04."
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tessmonsta
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2009-07-16

I'd respond, but I need to tend my bruised side from falling out of my chair, and my throat from laughing too hard.

Okay, Ubuntu *might* be able to pull off a well managed stream of updates between two years of major releases. Even so, this may not be the best for all users. On Windows 7 and lower, it's easy to stick to what works and only update the minimum you need. Most package managers under Linux can handle this too, but it can become extraordinarily sticky when you're talking shared libraries. Most Rolling Release distros take an all or nothing approach to updating. You update *everything* or you don't.

I don't see Ubuntu pulling this off well...

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