You lost a new Ubuntu user

Ian Lynch ian.lynch at
Fri Dec 26 08:00:27 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-12-25 at 23:29 -0600, nergar wrote:
> This is getting out of proportion. Ubuntu should NOT ask if it is ok to 
> get updates. We are trying to run a "Linux for human beings" distro and 
> if we start taking steps in this direction, we might as well ask for 
> permission to connect when opening firefox. The last thing we need are 
> more dialogs to confuse/annoy users.
> Another thing to take into account is, Linux is about CHOICES. If anyone 
> feels like a control freak they should be using Arch or Gentoo or any 
> other distro that will fit them better.
> We have more important things to worry about, like stability. Ubuntu has 
> become very unstable lately.

Can't say I have noticed a vast issue with stability, but I agree that
careful consideration of the target market is needed. What is the
biggest user group/potential user group and does a change work well for
this group or not? I'm not a Linux guru but I have programing experience
and still find some things (eg trying to get screen brightness to work
on an IBM thinkpad) well beyond what any ordinary user could do.
Successful companies in competitive markets focus on customer needs and
none of them can please all the people all of the time.

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