Along by the release of Ubuntu 12.10 in previous day, you’d probably confuse a bit and questioned: which one better, installing Ubuntu LTS or regular? If you confused to choose, here is some facts SOT could give to be consideration.
Knowing the Usage Purpose
First thing you should consider is the purpose. If you need the computer for working, business, or other long term needs, it would be better to use Ubuntu LTS. It surely because Ubuntu LTS is supported continuously (security update, patch, etc) to the next five years, so you don’t have to bother yourself to upgrade Ubuntu once every 6 months. If the computer usage purpose is to learn, then regular Ubuntu would be suitable for you to be used. You can install or upgrade your Ubuntu every 6 months and learn various new features inside it.
Knowing Your Character
What? Is there any correlation between knowing ourselves with selecting Ubuntu type? Hehe… it surely is…
If you’re a geek and always thirst of various new features and new version of software, then Regular Ubuntu would be better for you to be used. Every 6 months, you’ll get the latest version of Ubuntu with various features which are never existed in previous Ubuntu version.
But if you don’t want to bother yourself, then LTS Ubuntu would be suitable for you to have. Once install… it’s finished. You just have to update if there’s an update notification. If it’s not… You’ll just use it ^^.
OK… Those are some things you can use as consideration. You’re not confuse anymore, aren’t you?
For the latest LTS Ubuntu today is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, while the latest Regular Ubuntu is Ubuntu 12.10.