[nSLUG] Finding linux products and software

Jonathan Anderson jonathan.anderson at ieee.org
Fri Apr 13 11:47:25 ADT 2007

My experience (starting from 6.06) has been that, once a particular critter 
(Drake, Eft, Fawn...) is released, package updates taper off dramatically. 
The policy for Dapper and Edgy is, I believe, security fixes and data-loss 
fixes only.

I run a Ubuntu 6.06 server, and it rarely ever needs updates. The kernel 
hasn't changed in forever.


On April 13, 2007, D G Teed wrote:
> On 4/13/07, Michael Gillie <mikegpc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The abilities of Ubuntu are astounding to say the least. I love Ubuntu,
> > it's the easiest, and most economical linux yet for me.
> Getting it going quickly is something Ubuntu does well, but I think you
> should
> include an evaluation of living with it and upgrading it before deciding
> how economical it is.  Live with it for a year or two, or try to get the
> feedback
> of that sort of experience on the user forums.
> When I ran 5.1 on a test desktop, the kernel would be updated every 2 weeks
> or so, and there were always dozens of updates per week.  That sort
> of thing is unacceptable in a production server environment.  Perhaps they
> have addressed that in the 6.x Server version - again evidence of the
> maturing process I'm talking about.  Ubuntu will probably get there,
> but it is still too soon for me, and I still have issues with the breadth
> of packages they can support.
> --Donald
> !DSPAM:461f7996114221914427621!

Jonathan Anderson

jonathan.anderson at ieee.org
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