Removing Ubuntu releases, just Ubuntu (Aitor Pazos)

Brett Mahar brett.mahar at
Fri Feb 5 13:37:24 UTC 2010

> well developed as-is.
>You are kidding, right? It amazes me that someone would say such a
>thing. I can tell you right now that the competition (Apple, and, yes,
>even Microsoft) do not have this attitude. While Ubuntu in its current
>form is a great distribution, it is by no means perfect and is certainly
>nowhere near a point where we can start considering stagnation. With the
>spread of constant internet connectivity, the potential for innovation
>is endless. Moreover, user interfaces need to change to adapt to the new
>form factors which are now hitting the market. Lastly, in many areas we
>haven't yet even caught up with our competition. Have you tried using
>OpenOffice recently?

When I think of Ubuntu, I mean the operating system/gnome desktop rather than the bundled applications. Myself, I never see any crashes, and the only software I cannot find a decent version of is a business-quality accounting program. You are right, Microsoft does not have the atitutude of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and we can see the result in an operating system that gets slower with every release. I use OpenOffice every day and much prefer it to the quicksand-like current version of word and excel, with their tiny usable screen area. Perhaps its flaws are partially the result of having release deadlines set. I understand that new interface configurations are necessary to be added (eg support for touch screens or wii controllers), but I was just asking: do they have to be rushed out on a 6 month schedule? How 'bout some testing time and debugging of current system? I am not trying to offend anyone out there, just posing a legitimate question that came up when reading the original post...

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