Why Ubuntu LTS is the recommended for most users?

Alberto Salvia Novella es20490446e at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 20:56:16 UTC 2015

When I asked this question I didn't had a formed point of view. In fact 
it seems a subject with mixed views.

But now that I have seeing some relevant points in a poll and performed 
some tests on 14.04 and 15.10 I have some relevant things to mention.

Before that I thought that a long release cycle favoured quality on core 
components, while a shorter one favoured on applications. But I have 
just changed my mind.

Ryein Goddard:
> It is the most stable and it is supported by most companies and
> organizations.

On the other hand it seems that the regular is what most Ubuntu 
developers are using, what seems a greater and more dependable workforce 
than companies.

I am also seeing that most applications that do not work properly in LTS 
do in the regular one, and proprietary games that hang in LTS do not in 
the regular one too.

My guess is that a shorter delay between release upgrades actually 
translates in a higher quality operating system. The reason is bugs do 
not accumulate unsolved till next release. Also because most bugs are 
fixed upstream and usually patched downstream only when they are very 

So in my opinion 15.10 is of greatest quality on both applications and 
core components than 14.04, and the only reason for using LTS is if 
upgrading every six months would be a mayor drawback. Even libraries and 
drivers seems to work more reliably in 15.10 than in 14.04.

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