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Re: Ubuntu Versions (was: Re: Let's say you never want to upgrade from Lenny...)

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Freeman <hewho7@gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 03:03:41PM -0400, Matt Harrison wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr.
> <bss@iguanasuicide.net> wrote:
> > On 2011-04-05 12:24:39 Matt Harrison wrote:
> >>
> >>Are we seriously going to argue about which version of Ubuntu is
> >>supported for how long?
> >
> > I think it is reasonable to discuss, if a little OT.
> >
> >>Who cares?
> >
> > Someone that doesn't necessarily want to upgrade on Debian's schedule.  With
> > Ubuntu, you can get 5 years, as opposed to Debian's ~3 years.  With SLE* you
> > can get 10 years.  I'm not sure about RHEL, but I think it is roughly a SLE*
> > timeframe.
> >

. . .

> All fine points....here you go:
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users

As regards Debian users, the pros and cons of another distro vis-a-vis their
system is legit.

As regards Ubuntu users seeking Debian advice, I think they should establish
a debuntu-users list.  But that is irrelevant to this thread.

Well, there is no interest in me or the people I provide support for, to move to Ubuntu, although I can see where this conversation would have merit to someone.  I received a few responses answering my original question, so thank you for those.  Guess the way to go is with  upgrading.  For all its flaws, one nice thing about Windows is that it has a 10-year (14-year for XP) support cycle, so while there may be service packs, etc., to the end user, the interface is virtually the same for 10 years. I realize that not upgrading/getting more goodies/etc. is not the preference of most people on the list, but for some Debian users it might be.  It's an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" type thing.


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