Ubuntu don't even fix bugs in their LTS releases you would have to be a serious masochist to even think about deploying them like he wants. (You would need basically enough in house skill to maintain the thing properly which makes the situation anything but simple).
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of the Ubuntu distribution of Linux, has wanted to turn his creation into a cloud platform for years, he said during his keynote at the OpenStack Summit in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday. He started the process with the Eucalyptus cloud controller, which is only partially open source and not really …
... All other OS like windows are totally bug free and patched immediately when a bug is found,.
Ubuntu is far from perfect but I respect what they have accomplished with the rest of the Linux community
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@exanime Agree with you on that one. I just find the whole of Ubuntu off putting because of shuttleworth don’t like him at all. Very much against listening to the community.
There being hardly any behavioural changes to an LTS release is kind of the point. Non security bug fixes and enhancements come out in the regular 6 monthly release cycle. If you don't want to upgrade the whole OS, but want a specific fix from a newer version you should be able to get it through the 'backports' option, which is quite deliberately not performed automatically.
"Backports offers a way to selectively provide newer versions of software for older Ubuntu releases. Most commonly, the Backports team will provide new versions of standalone applications which can be safely updated without impacting the rest of the system."
See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports for a full explanation.
Further, if you want a new version of something pulled back into an LTS release that has yet to happen, you can request that it is fully tested for compatibility at the above link.