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Re: Ubuntu LTS

 Bob Keyes wrote: 
> considering moving to Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. 

6.06 LTS is getting quite long in the tooth. I see today they announced 
the beta release of 8.04 LTS:

The "pain point" that leads people to use the LTS version is dealing 
with OS upgrades. Not having to do an upgrade for two years (or whatever 
it is) seems quite attractive at the outset of the LTS cycle, but much 
less so when you're setting up a new system halfway in to the LTS cycle 
and you see how aged the features of the release are in comparison to 
the current releases. 

It's too bad it isn't possible to install whatever happens to be the 
current release, and just select an "LTS" repository to pull security 
updates from. Of course maintaining security updates for multiples 
releases for multiple years is costly. 


Tom Metro 
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA 
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