[clug] A question of regression. [KU]buntu

Chris Smart mail at christophersmart.com
Wed Nov 18 03:54:29 MST 2009

2009/11/18 Randall Crook <rcrook at vtown.com.au>

> Just trying to get a feel for the policies Canonical have in regards to
> bleeding edge. But it goes beyond that to how the OSS development teams run
> their projects. But most importantly, how laymen perceive Linux because of
> the policies and project management.
Hi Randall,

I agree with you and recently wrote an article (or two) on this very topic,

Perhaps there are some words of wisdom in there, perhaps there aren't. For a
user such as yourself, if you want to stick with Ubuntu, you might have to
research and test the new releases yourself, before upgrading. If all is
well for your family, upgrade theirs. You'll still get all your security
updates for the previous version, so really unless there's a compelling
reason to upgrade, perhaps you shouldn't if everything's working.

Your other option might be to stick to LTS versions, adding backports for
various important packages to ensure you get the latest.


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