[ubuntu-uk] Upgrading to 12.04 ....

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Apr 30 16:26:42 UTC 2012


On 30 April 2012 16:52, Keith Burnett <kpb at sohcahtoa.org.uk> wrote:

> Hello Tony
>
> Sorry about 'chap', no offense meant.
>
>
No offense was taken. Keith


> It would be good if the upgrade process was better than it is for people.
> As Alan C is always emphasising as Ubuntu gets on consumer devices, laptops
> etc more people are going to have to cope with an 'operating system
> replacement' which is what an upgrade is.
>
>
.. and thanks for the support on this point.  I think it all comes down to
whether people serve the system or the system serves the people.  Maybe
Ubuntu is getting to a difficult place in transitioning to a much more
consumer orientated product.  Up to now, in the Linux world, developers
could turn round and say, if you don't like it you can either lump it or
write it yourself.  And quite rightly so, because many Linux developers are
volunteers following their own technical vocation.  OK, I'm not sure where
I am going with this argument, and I am sure not going to start developer
bashing, but I think we all need to look at how attitudes must change to
produce a more consumer oriented product.  And one change must be towards
protecting all those non-techies, that we all dearly want to be using
Ubuntu, from their follies and weaknesses when it come to tasks like system
upgrades.


> I think a large external hard drive would be a good thing to have
> independent of that. I have had a hard drive fail (ok, one, years ago) and
> I have had one laptop motherboard fail (hard drive ok but had to wait a
> week or two for laptop to be fixed.
>
> Cheers
> --
> Keith Burnett
> http://sohcahtoa.org.uk/
>

Tony
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