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  • braiam
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    Canonical will not do this. They have already tried using non-LTS kernels and were burned hard for it, having to apply patches themselves instead of having upstream create them.

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  • Charlie68
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    Originally posted by user1 View Post

    Except not everyone will want to suffer from the high probability of breakages in rolling release distros. Imo, of all distros, Fedora has the best balance of up to date packages and stability.
    In my ten-year experience on Ubuntu and five years on Tumbleweed, I've had many more failures on Ubuntu, this on my hardware that doesn't need proprietary drivers. The few times that a breakdown happened on Tumbleweed I simply canceled the update with a rollback, while on Ubuntu when it went well I wasted hours restoring the system, when it went wrong I had to format, with all that that entails. I don't want to talk about stability, because a rolling system by nature cannot be stable (stopped), however I often ran into bugs on Ubuntu, which were never fixed in that release, so if stability means fewer bugs, this is false.

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  • bobbie424242
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    Originally posted by user1 View Post

    Except not everyone will want to suffer from the high probability of breakages in rolling release distros. Imo, of all distros, Fedora has the best balance of up to date packages and stability.
    3 years of openSUSE Tumbleweed now with countless updates on my workhorse Thinkpad and it did not break. If it does, I can revert to the previous snapshot from GRUB.

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  • user1
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    Originally posted by bobbie424242 View Post
    That's the reason why, if you have bleeding edge hardware (notoriously laptops, but not only), you use a rolling distro such as openSUSE Tumbleweed, providing latest kernels to make best use of your cool new hardware.
    Except not everyone will want to suffer from the high probability of breakages in rolling release distros. Imo, of all distros, Fedora has the best balance of up to date packages and stability.

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  • bobbie424242
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    That's the reason why, if you have bleeding edge hardware (notoriously laptops, but not only), you use a rolling distro such as openSUSE Tumbleweed, providing latest kernels to make best use of your cool new hardware.

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  • Intel Alder Lake Users On Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Will Want To Switch To A Newer Kernel

    Phoronix: Intel Alder Lake Users On Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Will Want To Switch To A Newer Kernel

    Next week's Ubuntu 22.04 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish" is using Linux 5.15 by default given that the kernel is also a "Long Term Support" release. While it makes sense in theory, in practice with Linux 5.16 having been out as stable since January and Linux 5.17 out for several weeks already there is a lot of hardware improvements past the v5.15 that haven't been back-ported or otherwise picked up by Ubuntu Jammy's kernel build. The main pain point this presents is for those using the latest-generation Intel "Alder Lake" processors with a mix of performance and power efficiency cores. My testing of Alder Lake this week on the latest Ubuntu 22.04 LTS build still shows that its 5.15-based experience being less than desirable with measurable -- often very significant -- improvements if using v5.16 or later.

    https://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=31046
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