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Re: Best and most popular distros for the enterprise desktop



In <1298971940.24313.59.camel@denise.theartistscloset.com>, John A. Sullivan 
III wrote:
>On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 11:23 +0200, Eero Volotinen wrote:
>> UBuntu lts is now very attractive to desktops, because of long support
>> and it is also possible to buy support from canonical.
>
>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.

That's not support.  That's development.

>If I recall
>correctly, that is not true.  LTS will patch bugs but will not introduce
>major applications updates or new applications.

Yes, just like the support in a Debian stable.  Important bugs are fixed, 
otherwise the software is unchanging ("stable") to prevent hidden 
incompatibilities from causing problems to you of other users.

You can't introduce new upstream versions and not expect things to break.  
Even well-tested security patches have introduced regressions before.  Keeping 
the software unchanging when possible is the first step toward preventing 
breakage.
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