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Dell cozies up to Ubuntu - read comments for an interesting take on the LTS as a 'rolling release'

Nov 19, 2009, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Rosenberg)

"In its latest entry WorksWithU reports on Dell's plans for the next Ubuntu LTS, 10.04, due as its numerical designator hints in the fourth month of 2010 (aka April). What interests me more than the entry itself are the comments that follow.

"The commenters on the post are talking about the idea of a Ubuntu LTS "rolling release" in which the base of the system maintains some consistency over the life of the release but the applications on top of it are updated/backported as they develop over time.

"This is more akin to the Windows/Mac (and RHEL) style of system in which a full OS upgrade isn't required to get a newer version of an application such as Firefox or OpenOffice."

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