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    Phoronix: Linux 2.6.32 Kernel To Be Maintained Longer

    With Ubuntu 10.04 basing off the Linux 2.6.32 kernel and this distribution release being a Long-Term Support (LTS) release that will be maintained longer than normal Ubuntu releases -- and other vendors using the Linux 2.6.32 kernel for their enterprise updates too -- this kernel will live on longer as well. Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced that the Linux 2.6.32 kernel stable tree will be a "long-term" stable release that should be maintained for two to three years. This stable branch should live on as long as a flow of stable, back-ported patches continue to arrive in Greg's email inbox...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Nzg5MQ

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    Actually it's because multiple distros are using 2.6.32 _NOT_ because Ubuntu is using it

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    • #3
      Man, you should really rename this site to Ubuntonix, it's surprising how you can make any news look like something from Ubuntu or related to Ubuntu. Esp. for such kernel news it's funny, as Ubuntu's contribution there is exactly 0.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rebel View Post
        Man, you should really rename this site to Ubuntonix, it's surprising how you can make any news look like something from Ubuntu or related to Ubuntu. Esp. for such kernel news it's funny, as Ubuntu's contribution there is exactly 0.
        Jealous? That's the impression everyone gets with those statements.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RealNC View Post
          Jealous? That's the impression everyone gets with those statements.
          It's just sad to see such "news" between otherwise quite good and valuable reports about drivers and graphics.

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          • #6
            Yeah sure, the most important Linux distro there ever was gets more mention. Very sad. No, I use Gentoo, not Ubuntu, and find this perfectly normal *and* totally acceptable.

            Seriously, this just plain wrong criticism. Ubuntu is synonymous to Linux today, there's nothing wrong with the Linux pop-world circling around it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RealNC View Post
              Ubuntu is synonymous to Linux today, there's nothing wrong with the Linux pop-world circling around it.
              That's equivalent of using "Toyota" as a synonym for "vehicle". Inaccurate and mis-representative.

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              • #8
                Doesn't matter. Ubuntu still is the "Linux for the masses". Getting more mention in Phoronix (and everywhere else) is normal. But some people just can't grasp that.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                  D Ubuntu still is the "Linux for the masses".
                  Says Ubuntu. It still has no indicator of where the true development lies. It would be just as mis-representative to say "Novell says 2.6.32 is a longer support kernel." because Greg KH made the announcement.

                  You wouldn't use apt-get as a substitute for "package manager."

                  You wouldn't use "Xbox Live" as a substitute for "online gaming."

                  You wouldn't use "Panasonic" for a substitute to "flat panel tv."

                  What you could use "Ubuntu" as for reasonable substitute for is "linux marketing".

                  Brand tagging should only be used on brand specific items.

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                  • #10
                    It's the most widely used Linux for desktop PCs and thus concerns most people.

                    Whether "using apt-get as a substitute for package manager" is right or wrong, or if there's no indicator of where the true development lies, is irrelevant. Ubuntu is synonymous to Linux with most people, and many don't even know Linux but know Ubuntu instead. That's the way it is, and whether we have your personal agreement on that situation or not really doesn't make any difference.

                    I don't really like Ubuntu either (even though I end up installing it on people's PCs all the time since it's the only distro I know that will work OK for them out of the box and they will grasp how to use it; I guess that explains its popularity), but blaming Phoronix for being somewhat Ubuntu centric? That is wrong too.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                      It's the most widely used Linux for desktop PCs and thus concerns most people.

                      Whether "using apt-get as a substitute for package manager" is right or wrong, or if there's no indicator of where the true development lies, is irrelevant. Ubuntu is synonymous to Linux with most people, and many don't even know Linux but know Ubuntu instead. That's the way it is, and whether we have your personal agreement on that situation or not really doesn't make any difference.

                      I don't really like Ubuntu either (even though I end up installing it on people's PCs all the time since it's the only distro I know that will work OK for them out of the box and they will grasp how to use it; I guess that explains its popularity), but blaming Phoronix for being somewhat Ubuntu centric? That is wrong too.
                      So XBox Live is the most used online gaming service, Toyota is the number 1 seller of vehicles as well by your criteria using those substitutions would be fine as well. Lets use iTunes as another example being used as a substitute for download music service. Do you think it would be right to use it as a substitute if all of a sudden one day the music industry decides to go 100% DRM free but all the articles promote it as a iTunes feature?

                      Linux, Ubuntu etc are also, don't forget trademarks, with a respective trademark holders. Even GNU/Linux is not a appropriate substitute for linux as there are other non-GNU built linux variants.

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                      • #12
                        It's just sad that the "article" is just a reposting of Greg's mail post but changing the focus to Ubuntu

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                        • #13
                          Maybe Ubuntu is "Linux for the masses" but I doubt the masses read Phoronix and its "articles" about git-versions of radeon drivers, clutter toolkit, wayland, etc... I'm sure those who find Linux/FLOSS/technology interesting shortly after converting to Ubuntu knows that Ubuntu != Linux, just like a PC != Windows.

                          Phoronix should acknowledge this instead of going after the lowest common denominator, but I don't think that will happen. Somehow every "article" has to mention Ubuntu and/or PTS, even news about the kernel.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by numasan View Post
                            Maybe Ubuntu is "Linux for the masses" but I doubt the masses read Phoronix and its "articles" about git-versions of radeon drivers, clutter toolkit, wayland, etc... I'm sure those who find Linux/FLOSS/technology interesting shortly after converting to Ubuntu knows that Ubuntu != Linux, just like a PC != Windows.

                            Phoronix should acknowledge this instead of going after the lowest common denominator, but I don't think that will happen. Somehow every "article" has to mention Ubuntu and/or PTS, even news about the kernel.
                            You Have Been Trolled. The articles here aren't written with the intention of being substantial or correct - they're there to grab as many ad eyeballs as possible, by stuffing as many self-referential links in as possible with provocative link text and reminders to click the referral links.

                            It's a business model. Granted, an unsustainable business model...

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                            • #15
                              Shouldn't it be pretty common knowledge around here that ubuntu doesn't make a very large contribution to the kernel? not that is a bad thing IMO...

                              The reason it is recieving longer support is becuase other distros will also be keeping it as stable greg said as long as it is recievving patches and ubuntu doesn't do many patches so it stands to reason that this has nothing to do with debian but more to do with suse, redhat, gentoo and debian... that it does have to do directly with ubuntu other than it works out really nice for them which is great.

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