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Why are Linux release cycles so short?

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Why are Linux release cycles so short?
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Almost like loonix fags are impatient ricers or something
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>what is lts?
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>short
debian/slackware/centos
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>>51428377
Debian released 8 years after the first Windows. Debian is at 8, Windows is technically at 9.
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>release cycles

just use bleeding edge rolling release distros like gentoo and arch
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Rolling release is the future.
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Ubuntu is on a 2-year cycle, that's not really short.
If it was any longer, packages would start to get too outdated.
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>>51428342
>Why are Linux release cycles so short?
what youre referring to as linux is in fact, ubuntu
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That's one of Linux's biggest issues. The whole Linux software ecosystem moves way too fucking fast and only seems to care about increasing dose version #'s instead of actually maintaining a long term support release along with bleeding edge versions. The result is that patches for software has to come in-house by the distro maintainers which takes a huge amount of manpower so only Redhat and Canonical can afford to do it. And all those patches end up turning software into fucked up monstrosities (Redhat 6 is a beautiful example)

Basically devs are fagets
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>>51428963
ubuntu is clearly on a 6 month cycle
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>>51428987
This is also why rolling release has become so popular in the last couple years, because you just take the latest binaries, package them and publish them. No testing or QA required because "lmao its a rolling release, you should expect bugs!"
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>>51428989
That was in the past. Now the non-LTS releases are considered beta versions and don't get any updates after the next version is released.

So only LTS releases are "real" releases and even non-corporate users are supposed to use them unless they want to play beta tester, which you don't. Not to mention derived distros like Linux Mint don't even give you an option anymore.
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>>51429102
>Unity 8 won't hit Ubuntu stable until 18.04
By then it'll be outclassed by everything else.
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>>51428885
No, Windows NT 10.
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Because shitty distros have to continually remind you how NOT ready for general desktop usage they are by breaking on a regular interval.
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>>51428342
Ubuntu are niggers
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>>51431760
>>51428367
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Linux devs don't need to make significant changes and pack them together so they can be sold in 200 dollar bundles. They're just released periodically unlike Windows.
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