Gutsy is unusable for many, but an official statement is missing

Derek Broughton news at
Sun Nov 25 04:25:11 UTC 2007

Fajar Priyanto wrote:

> On Saturday 24 November 2007 05:24:14 Derek Broughton wrote:
>> See, that doesn't strike me as a hard freeze.  If you can still move the
>> mouse, ime it means that _something_ is hogging the cpu and _eventually_
>> you can get something to act (now, that doesn't mean you can get it to
>> act
>> _today_!  I haven't had this happen for months, but sometimes you can get
>> a keystroke in once per hour...).
>> --
> Well,
> I teach Linux and everytime the context comes in class I always say that a
> statement "Linux can't hang" is a myth, especially in today's complex
> desktop usage. Just to be fair and clear up the false expectation. The
> students welcome the honesty.

Absolutely.  I agree that it can hang, and I have no doubt that for Tim it
_is_ hanging, but I'm not entirely certain that Ed's problem is the same as
Tim's.  Being able to move the mouse is not quite the same as having no
mouse or keyboard - not that it matters a whole lot to the person who's
having the problem, but it would suggest they're different problems.

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