Is Ubuntu's Bleeding Edge Hurting Linux?
Jan 05, 2012, 12:04 (3 Talkback[s])
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"It's not a secret to advanced Linux enthusiasts that running
the latest release of their preferred distribution is likely going
to lead to some bugs along the way. It's the nature of working the
kinks out of new software.
"Unfortunately, newer users are often under the impression that
if a Linux distribution has come out of its beta stage, it's going
to be perfectly stable to use. The fact of the matter is that this
simply isn't always the case.
"I don't believe there is any question that distribution
development teams have done everything they can to handle software
bugs. However, it's rare that they can get to all of them before
the new version is released to the public. Expecting anything else
is simply unrealistic. This is why many experienced Linux
enthusiasts will opt for an older, more stable release of the same