Re: Once upon a time...
But Mint releases are now based on Ubuntu LTS releases, so this is good news for anyone waiting for the next Mint release, since it means they have a stable base to work from.
Also in the corporate world, LTS Ubuntu releases are the only ones worth considering since the normal cadence releases are supported for such a short amount of time. At work we have a corporate 14.04 image, so I'd hope to see a corporate 16.04 image sometime soon (not holding my breath though).
I'd agree that the non-LTS Ubuntu images barely raise a 'meh', but LTS releases are newsworthy. And it's all the more welcome if they don't try to introduce new UI 'features'.