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Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin - Five years of excellence

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I am officially kicking off the start of the spring hunting season with a long review of Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. 'Tis a silly name, but it's a five-year Long Term Support (LTS) release. Previously, Ubuntu would only offer three years, and anyone using RedHat or CentOS would laugh at this. Not anymore, five years is a respectable figure, by all means.

Other than that, what can Ubuntu offer? Will the next five years be useful to potential Pangolin users, or a curse that must be avoided? Will this new trend signal a change in the way software is developed for Linux, so that you can actually use the same software in 2012 as you would in 2017. So let's have a splendid review.

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