Removing Ubuntu releases, just Ubuntu

arshad arshad3m at
Sat Jan 16 07:53:58 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-01-15 at 10:45 +0100, Aitor Pazos wrote:
> I've just read those mail talking about dropping one or the other part 
> of the name from future Ubuntu releases. For many users, releases naming 
> is a bit confusing but many. The point is that many others don't even 
> care about which version of Ubuntu they are running. At this point I 
> think Google's approach with ChromeOS is something interesting. There 
> are not different versions of ChromeOS. If you have ChromeOS installed 
> you will always have the latest software installed.
> There are important benefits using this approach:
>      -Support effort can be focused on the current version of the OS and 
> not having to support several versions of the same software at a time.
>      -Users who don't want to care about updating OS won't have to 
> complete the "scary" update distribution process every six months.
>      -Not being a power user does not mean that you won't have the 
> latest software.
>      -When bottom layers changes occurs developers should be much more 
> careful with transitions. This can be seen as painful, but I think it 
> improves user's experience.
>      -The answer for the question: "What OS is that one you're using?" 
> would be just "Ubuntu" without any number, adjective or cute animal.
> While this approach is OK in the desktop world it might not be the same 
> in server's area. In servers world it might be better to keep the 
> distribution's model; where each package's version don't change during 
> supported period.

i think, those who have older comps would find this difficult. as most
of the time, the new releases won't support them. or it takes some time
for the bugs to be fixed. also i think its difficult to roll back to the
previous good configuration if someone feels to.

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