I was wondering which version of Ubuntu is better for my laptop, the current LTS release or the latest stable (but not LTS) release.
Is it always recommended to go for the latest version for personal laptop?
Is it advised to wait for several months after the version was released before installing it, so that the version can be more stable? If yes, does the CD got right after the release become less useful?
I plan 50 GB for Ubuntu partitions, 20 GB for root and 26 GB for home and 4 GB for swap.
My main use is programming with several popular programming languages and database and typesetting and browsing internet, seldom gaming, and therefore I will install related applications and compile some libraries for use in programming.