Guys, I use linux since 2011, I have already installed all types of distribution and in this period I had 6 different laptops, including AMD Enduro and Nvidia Optimus technologies. Among all tests, definitely I choose Ubuntu as distro and KDE as a graphical interface. I do not know the source-code of them, but with respect to the day-to-day use and configuration there are numerous details, which I will not specify here, that make me decide for this. For me, KDE 4.8 or higher is the best option for linux graphical interface today.
good to hear. I heard so many people complaing about it over the years. I tried it once, but that was some years ago. So sorry that my comment sounded so negative.
Perhaps years ago Kubuntu might have been problematic, but that would be before my time with it. I've been using it since 11.04 and every time I try something else, I always end up returning. Partly out of familiarity, of course -- I can make dpkg sing in ways that I don't want to reinvest the time elsewhere. But also because Kubuntu now provides the closest thing we have to a vanilla KDE experience lightly touched so that everything just works. Of course, as an admin of the Kubuntu forum, I'll admit that my position is probably not free of bias
Just as the name implies, the only difference between LTS and non-LTS releases of Ubuntu is that for LTS Canonical provides bug fixes, security updates and commercial support for longer term than for non-LTS versions, otherwise both are derived from Debian Unstable in exactly the same way. In other words, difference between two is only in release cadence and support duration, not in the method of production.
Indeed. Somehow, LTS has taken on the perception of being higher quality or something similar. It isn't. The only reason to stick with LTS is that you might have some kind of corporate policy mandating it. For J. Random User, sticking with LTS means staying behind.