cancel the 9.10 release... it is not ready

Shentino shentino at
Sun Nov 15 08:33:54 UTC 2009

I just received the free CD package I ordered awhile ago.  And...

I don't know what happened, it looks very bland inside.  None of the
familiar red/orange/yellowness ubuntueyness.  It's just black text on white
background, no border, looks almost like what you'd expect at the back end
of a user manual where they put the warranty.

The front picture is a yellow background with just 9.10 in 2 places and
Ubuntu Desktop written on it.  For some reason I didn't get much of an
"ubuntuey" feel from it.  The package also felt a little flimsy and there
was even some shipping-induced deformation in the paper.  This could be due
to cost-cutting measures though, as I recently read in slashdot that
Canonical is having budget problems with its "ship-it" program.

That is my honest criticism.

Naturally of course I commend all the volunteers that surely put forth a
fine effort.  Without them I'd be forced to eat Windows...and being on a
shoestring budget as it is I was barely able to afford the $275 I spent
getting and putting together a new computer.  Yes, I just built it from
parts I got from newegg :).  So on an absolute scale I'm not terribly
displeased with ubuntu overall.

Anyway, I hope that my feedback, and probably a post-mortem of what went
wrong with Karmic's release, will be beneficial to future versions.

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 12:40 AM, Natanael Olaiz <nolaiz at> wrote:

> El 11/11/2009 10:37 PM, Derek Broughton escribió:
> > Natanael Olaiz wrote
> >> El 11/11/2009 08:32 PM, Derek Broughton escribió:
> >>
> >>> Natanael Olaiz wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Another thing: many shortcuts doesn't work anymore. Even configuring
> >>>> them by hand!! For instance: screenshots, knotes, etc...
> >>>>
> >>> "knotes"?  So you're presumably using Kubuntu: most of those shortcuts
> >>> got broken with the upgrade to KDE4 - LONG before 9.10.
> >>>
> >> Yes, I wrote I installed Kubuntu. And yes, I was using Hardy with KDE
> 3.5.
> >> But even setting the shortcuts from the KDE settings control doesn't
> >> work:
> >> This also happened in previous versions of Kubuntu with KDE 4?
> >>
> > Shortcuts, particularly in embedded kparts, have been a pain in the butt
> > with every release that included KDE 4.  Welcome to KDE4.
> >
> :-/
> (that was one of the reasons because I waited so much to upgrade from
> Hardy: I loved KDE 3.5....)
> Anyway, thanks for your reply. :-)
> Best regards,
> Natanael.
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