[nSLUG] Finding linux products and software

Ben Armstrong synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
Thu Apr 12 15:33:18 ADT 2007


On Thu, 12 Apr 2007 15:18:54 -0300
"Jason Kenney" <jdkenney at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have no sympathy for someone who chooses to use Ubuntu or Gentoo and
> gets detered by having "a bump along the way to maintain 3 to 5 year
> old systems".
> ...
> In the first case, Ubuntu has a VERY clearly described, and adhered to
> release cycle. They are extremely clear about how long they continue
> to support older distributions they have released (hint: not 3 to 5
> years). If you don't like that, and still want to support the same
> system in 3 to 5 years, then well, you can't get any more clear about
> that up front than the Ubuntu people have been.

Er ...  I didn't hear Donald say "... to maintain systems that haven't had
a major upgrade in 3 to 5 years".  Are you saying that after 5 years I
should dump all my old hardware and start fresh?

Ben
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