subject: Re: Giving up on Edgy

Adriano Varoli Piazza moranar at
Sun Nov 19 18:44:29 UTC 2006

On 11/19/06, Michael Satterwhite <michael at> wrote:
> Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:
> > On Sunday 19 November 2006 11:16, my mailbox was graced by a missive
> >  from Michael Satterwhite <michael at> who wrote:
> >
> >> But that says it all. I use my system for productive work. I *DO* expect
> >> it to boot on the first try using my LCD monitor ... it can't.
> >
> > Maybe we should keep to LTS releases for machines used in productive work ?
> Then you are acknowledging that the majority of Linux boxes are not used
> for productive work and that the majority of Ubuntu releases are not of
> sufficient quality to be considered for productive work (the majority of
> releases aren't LTS)? That *IS* the logical conclusion to be drawn from
> that statement.

Ubuntu is acknowledging that, no need for one of us to come and
confirm it. Devs and Ubuntu leaders did say to stay with Dapper if you
wanted stable.

> That admission in and of itself would be sufficient reason to recommend
> abandoning Ubuntu.

Your logic doesn't follow. In Linux, and in general, wanting the
latest and greatest, right now, always gets you more problems than
settling in for the tested stuff. I'm not having (major) problems in
Edgy, and I use it both because I like to test new stuff and to give
Ubuntu polish by posting bugs and helping. I don't pretend from a
known "edgy" (why did you think they named it that way?) release to be
the non plus ultra of stability. If you really want to abandon Ubuntu,
I guess the door is -> that way, but don't try to adscribe it to
logic. It isn't. You just didn't get what you wanted from Ubuntu,
nobody had promised that kind of stuff out of Edgy, it has been the
norm with many other distros (Mandriva comes to mind), and will
possibly keep on being so.

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