I think this is accurate, but has more to do with the personality of linux users in general than the distros themselves. For instance there is a stable, supported version of Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) which will be supported until 2009. However, I think linux users love to try out the lastest things (like new beta versions), as well as different distros, just for geeky fun. And being part of the *nix community gets in your blood, even if you're not a developer. The excitement of the growth of open source... you can't help but want to get in on it.Originally Posted by psala
From a windows user perspective, it seems like linux users are *always* upgrading to the new version of distro A or trying out distro B. Is that accurate? How big of a task is upgrading/installing?