Re: Best and most popular distros for the enterprise desktop
On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 5:46 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The problem with Ubuntu is it's the half-baked answer to a question that nobody was
> asking in the first place...
Given its success, it must be fulfilling a need/demand!
> So they come up with the system of releasing LTS's about every two years, and then
> leaving them to security updates, (sound familiar anyone?)
They're just imitating RHEL (without back-porting security patches and
making a mess of the version numbering) because that's what corporate
environments have now come to expect.
> And then they will release a derivative of Debian Testing as Stable every six months,
> but being so overly concerned with release dates and sticking to the "release date"
> they release the OS buggy and half-baked, but it's not Debian Testing, no it's Stable,
> cuz we say it is... Right?
It's not quite that simple. Non-LTS releases have some packages from
unstable. The kernel tracks upstream. And I'm not sure that they label
any of their releases "stable."
I think of Ubuntu as, more or less, Debian's Fedora...
> The fact is any N00b would be better starting off with Mint, it's stable, quick with media
> centric desktop users needs, and the user would be learning linux the RIGHT way, not
> the we're gonna change this or that from the method every linux os uses, to our own
> special way because we're Ubuntu and we know what's best for you.
Until December whe the first Linux Mint Debian was released, Mint only
offered re-badged and re-looked Ubuntu with a few mint-* apps!