I agree that sticking to the LTS version makes sense for support reasons. However, since Dell customized their 8.04 release which requires using their own repositories, part of the "support" should involve maintaining said repositories, which they currently do a bad job of doing. Secondly, the fact that their newest netbook is being offered with 8.10 makes no sense and completely turns their strategy upside down. Now, instead of configuring their Linux offerings with vanilla Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and putting the requirements for repository maintenance on the Ubuntu community, they are basically poorly maintaining two different OSs, one which is not LTS. It seems that they started with a good idea and then let the marketing department ruin it.