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Re: Best and most popular distros for the enterprise desktop

2011/3/1 John A. Sullivan III <jsullivan@opensourcedevel.com>:
> On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 11:34 +0200, Eero Volotinen wrote:
>> 2011/3/1 John A. Sullivan III <jsullivan@opensourcedevel.com>:
>> > On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 11:23 +0200, Eero Volotinen wrote:
>> > <snip>
>> >> UBuntu lts is now very attractive to desktops, because of long support
>> >> and it is also possible to buy support from canonical.
>> > <snip>
>> > That's what we first thought but it may not be what you expect.  We
>> > assumed that LTS meant that applications would be refreshed to the
>> > latest versions and new applications would be added.  If I recall
>> > correctly, that is not true.  LTS will patch bugs but will not introduce
>> > major applications updates or new applications.  Please correct me if I
>> > am wrong - John
>> LTS = long term support, not latest software.
> <snip>
> Yes, exactly, so it develops the same problem as RHEL as a desktop where
> the applications can grow quite old for desktop usage.  As server may
> not mind a two year old version of OpenOffice or Firefox but a desktop
> probably does - John

Well, do you want stable and secure desktop or running on bleeding edge?

Are you really talking about enterprise environment with over 1000+
desktops installed?
How about maintenance on bleeding edge software? It can be really pain in the ..


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