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Mar 26, 2010, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This is a thought that has been troubling me for some time, but the upcoming release of 10.04, the next long term support (LTS) version of Kubuntu (and the Kubuntu Gnome Edition ;) ) makes this post pretty timely. The LTS release is in effect the enterprise-class version, with a support window long enough to make its testing, installation and management feasible in a large scale desktop setup. An aside, but I differ as to where the need for long term support is strongest; while servers are individually more important, you can far more easily, cheaply, and effectively test and upgrade your server fleet than you can your desktops and laptops. Your desktop and laptop fleet (unless your organisation is both well-managed and very, very rich) will be far more complex to deal with, with many bits of hardware, and with individual needs dictating many combinations of software to test against.

"But I'm not sure that 10.04 will be enterprise ready, at least not for most organisations of any size and not for any intending to purchase support from Canonical."

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