Fwd: Gutsy Release Candidate

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 04:37:10 BST 2007


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heh :)

Brian Fallik wrote:
> Damint.  Last time, I swear.
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Brian Fallik
> <baf11 at cornell.edu> Date: Oct 11, 2007 11:29 PM Subject: Re: Gutsy
> Release Candidate To: Caleb Marcus <caleb.marcus at gmail.com>
>
>
>> Brian Fallik wrote:
>>> Hardware doesn't work without it, for example.
>
> That's why.  I never said it should be our first suggestion.  But I
>  also haven't heard anyone suggest guidelines.  Why Feisty, and not
> the current LTS Dapper?
>
> There are many reasons to use newer software, including better
> hardware support, more features, improved usability, better
> interoperability in dual boot situations, etc.  They all might be
> useful when marketing a new OS.  I intend on using my best judgment
>  when making recommendations to our guests.
>
> brian
>
> On 10/11/07, Caleb Marcus <caleb.marcus at gmail.com> wrote: I'm just
> wondering why we'd want to install a pre-release version of an
> operating system on people's computers at an event that's designed
> to distribute free software to users that may not be experienced
> enough to help themselves if something goes wrong. If you know
> enough to run a pre-release OS, you know enough to install it
> yourself... that's why I think sticking to Feisty is a good idea.
> People whose hardware doesn't work with Feisty should be tested
> again with the alternate CD, and if that doesn't work, should be
> told to try Gutsy *when it is released.*
>
> Brian Fallik wrote:
>>>> Hardware doesn't work without it, for example.
>>>>
>>>> Are we recommending Canonical commercial support as well?  I
>>>> have an issue *volunteering* to help a company's revenue.  I
>>>> don't have any issue volunteering to spread free software.
>>>>
>>>> brian
>>>>
>>>> On 10/11/07, Caleb Marcus <caleb.marcus at gmail.com> wrote: I
>>>> thought this event was more of a place to get real people
>>>> into Ubuntu, rather than people who would test a prerelease
>>>> version of an OS... I think we should stick to versions of
>>>> the OS that are supported by Canonical. In what situations
>>>> would it be appropriate to recommend and/or install Gutsy at
>>>> the installfest?
>>>>
>>>> Brian Fallik wrote:
>>>>>>> I disagree with that as a general rule.  I don't think
>>>>>>> we should push Gutsty to everyone, but I'd certainly
>>>>>>> recommend it in a number of situations.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> brian
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 10/11/07, Caleb Marcus <caleb.marcus at gmail.com>
>>>>>>> wrote: I don't think actually installing Gutsy on
>>>>>>> people's computers is a good idea... we can do a demo,
>>>>>>> but don't actually provide CDs of it or install it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Danny Piccirillo wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Were we going to have a Gutsy install corner at
>>>>>>>>>> the install fest? If so we'll need someone to
>>>>>>>>>> bring in a few copies of this
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On 10/11/07, Danny Piccirillo
>>>>>>>>>> <danny.piccirillo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> The Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Release Candidate
>>>>>>>>>>> is out
>>>>>>>>>>> http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/gutsy/
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Final release expected in seven days!
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>
>>

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