I tried to upgrade to Edgy

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Wed Nov 1 19:39:39 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 06:14 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> Would it surprise you to find that you were a member of a tiny minority of
> users who experiment this way?  Most users use the desktop they are given.

No offense, but this gets weirder and weirder. I have worked in a
software development company with several hundred users which was mainly
powered by GNU/Linux, and of course every developer could run the DE
he/she preferred, and as in Daniel's case this meant that more than one
was installed on many computers.

As a home user I would certainly expect to be able to install more than
one *ubuntu-desktop, especially when the packages don't conflict.

If this trend of lock-down continues, the reasons to choose Ubuntu over
Windows start to diminish. It is certainly a valid choice for Canonical
to take Ubuntu this way, but I hope you realize you'd lose a significant
portion of your current users on the way.

> I see no reason to make this impossible, though it could quite easily become
> so on its own.  

I don't get this: on the one hand you call it odd to install both and
you seem to more or less expect that it breaks upgrades via Update
Manager, but at the same time you see no reason to express this in the
dependencies. Why?

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