Why Ubuntu release schedules should be changed

“The decision to release at remarkably rapid intervals is tied
to the GNOME Desktop Project’s schedules; GNOME releases a month
ahead of Ubuntu.

“While this pace of development has given Ubuntu a goodly
portion of the small number of GNU/Linux desktops worldwide, and
also had an effect on many other distributions in that they have
tended to release more often in order to compete with Ubuntu, there
are indications that it is better for Canonical, the parent company
of Ubuntu, to rethink its strategy.

“One reason is the bugs that have created a bad buzz for the

“The last two releases, 9.04 and 9.10, have had some showstopper
bugs and while it may be true that only a small number of users
have suffered, in both cases these have been the most vocal


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