Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Apr 2014 22:29 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is the first long-term support release with support for the new "arm64" architecture for 64-bit ARM systems, as well as the "ppc64el" architecture for little-endian 64-bit POWER systems. This release also includes several subtle but welcome improvements to Unity, AppArmor, and a host of other great software.

Is it just me, or do releases of major Linux distributions simply not create much excitement anymore? I remember a time when these releases were hotly anticipated and much debated. These days, they go by and nobody really seems to care. Is this a reflection of shifting focus in the industry - towards mobile - or because the interest in desktop Linux in general has waned considerably?

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RE: Comment by Bobthearch
by nej_simon on Fri 18th Apr 2014 09:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by Bobthearch"
nej_simon
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Yes, and yes.
And it's also Linux Release Burnout. Ubuntu alone has has 20 releases in under ten years. And how many other distros have regular releases? After about a thousand release announcements... yawn.


But there have only been 4 LTS releases.

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RE[2]: Comment by Bobthearch
by Bobthearch on Fri 18th Apr 2014 14:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by Bobthearch"
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2006-01-27

But there have only been 4 LTS releases.


It's not necessarily Linux that is unexciting, it's the announcements. There have been ~many~ more than four Ubuntu release headline stories headline at OS News. The most recent was only 6 months ago.

I don't blame OS News for making a story out of the announcements - it's what this site is for. But you can't blame people for feeling burned out, or failing to jump up and down with each release.

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