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Ubuntu, Shuttleworth & rolling releases

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Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company, has an ambitious plan with a short time-frame: One operating system for computers, smartphones, tablets and TVs by early 2014. One problem with this is how do you get there fast enough and one answer, rolling releases, has got developers upset. Now, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has a new proposal on how to handle rolling releases.

And, how is this new model going to work? Well, Shuttleworth is proposing:

1. Strengthening the LTS point releases.
Our end-user community will be better served by higher-quality LTS [Long Term Support] releases that get additional, contained update during the first two years of their existence (i.e. as long as they are the latest LTS). Updates to the LTS in each point release might include:

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