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Long Term Support vs Rolling Linux Release

Feb 08, 2016, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

Over the years, I've had the opportunity to try a lot of different Linux releases. As the time passed, I found myself gravitating more toward the Ubuntu-based Long Term Release model. Obviously there are advantages and disadvantages to using an LTS distro release.

That said, when it comes to current software packages, control and speed - rolling releases are a solid option. Good options include Antergos, PCLinuxOS, Linux Mint Debian Edition, among others. In this article, I'll offer a candid view between the two options by examining the core differences between running a rolling release and using an LTS type release distribution.

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