How to install Precise without getting screwed?

Neal McBurnett neal at
Wed Apr 11 20:39:19 UTC 2012

Dale, please note that this is the "ubuntu-devel-discuss" list.

You are not talking to Canonical.  You're not even talking to the main developer list "ubuntu-devel".
This is an "open-to-anyone" list and I don't even know how many developers pay attention to it.  They certainly pay less attention to a thread with a title like this one.

This is a place where people, mostly volunteers, typically try to get started in making technical contributions to Ubuntu, which is why people keep trying to steer the conversation back to concrete suggestions, bug reports, etc.  That's how we get stuff done here.

If you want to talk business, this is not the right place, nor is it the right place to get someone else to talk business on your behalf.
To talk business, I'd suggest either giving Canonical a call, or looking at the huge variety of support options (from Canonical and from many many others) at

If you're not interested in a business relationship (which might well involve money), perhaps you could take it up with the Technical Board, or the Community Council.

Or really get involved, by coming to the Ubuntu Developer Summit, or digging in to the aspect of Ubuntu where you could have the best leverage.

But this is not the place to address the concerns you have, at least in the way you're trying to frame them.

Neal McBurnett       

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 09:04:47PM +0100, Dale Amon wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 09:33:54PM +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> > You also assume that
> > - what you used before was "meet(ing) customer needs" better than
> > Unity, it might be true for you or your customer, it doesn't mean
> > your case is the most common one in the world
> Just curious, what is the customer base
> you are working with? I do systems for
> investor conferences (for a large NY bank);
> various moderate sized accountancy firms (DC area)
> and a number of aerospace companies (New Space 
> market segment, ie private space).
> I also often work side by side with techs from the big 
> broadcast networks and guys who have worked
> on Wall Street. (It's nice work while the contracts
> are running... I'd do nicely if those gigs were 
> more regular.) The folks I deal with have racks of 
> gear in colo's in Manhattan.
> Also, I've been around the patch a bit and know a lot
> of folks and what their requirements are... hint: my 
> first program was in Fortran on a 360/67 at Carnegie
> Mellon.
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