subject: Re: Giving up on Edgy

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Sun Nov 19 18:44:54 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 12:32 -0600, Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> Then you are acknowledging that the majority of Linux boxes are not used
> for productive work 

How does that follow?

> and that the majority of Ubuntu releases are not of
> sufficient quality to be considered for productive work (the majority of
> releases aren't LTS)? That *IS* the logical conclusion to be drawn from
> that statement.

No, the logical conclusion is that since GNU/Linux is not Windows,
releases work differently, depending on the individual distribution. In
Ubuntu, it works such that 2 or 3 releases are more experimental and
have shorter life cycles, leading up to an LTS. The user then must chose
what he values more, correctness/stability or novelty. 
I do however agree that does not make this sufficiently

> That admission in and of itself would be sufficient reason to recommend
> abandoning Ubuntu

No, it just is sufficient reason to chose LTS if your prime interest is
correctness and stability.

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