release confusion

Lorin Pino ljpino at
Mon Jan 29 18:15:56 UTC 2007

R Kimber wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 06:41:54 +0100
> Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> Ubuntu has decided to create a series of fairly experimental releases
>> and once they have stabilized, follow up with a conservative release
>> offering Long Term Support (LTS). The experimental releases introduce
>> new technology, while the LTS focuses on stability only:
> The problem with this approach is it's too much like Debian.  Not being
> Debian, with it's long release times, is why I changed to Ubuntu in the
> first place.
> One major problem for me is that such an approach doesn't keep up with
> new hardware, as there are not new kernels with LTS.  Having to roll
> ones own kernel rather takes away the advantage of sticking with a
> particular distro. 2 years between LTS releases is rather a long time
> in kernel terms.
> - Richard
On the other hand, watching the list is a good way to know if a short 
release may serve your purpose.  Just because a release is not LTS, does 
not mean it won't be usable. 

Yes, I am saying this while still using 6.06.

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