9.10 is a black eye for Ubuntu

thomas valhalla2100 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 6 08:11:53 UTC 2009

Robert Spanjaard wrote:
> On Thu, 05 Nov 2009 15:33:12 -0800, thomas wrote:
>> This experience reminds me of my Windows & DOS experiences. The reason
>> that I finally switched to Ubuntu was to get away from the last
>> automated upgrade done to me (unless it was a virus that attacked others
>> at the same time).
>> It is good to have the latest and greatest but it is far better to have
>> the what is working.
>> I had decided to wait but what happen was that I got the pop up menu for
>> new upgrades and hit the accept button without really bothering to see
>> what was happening. A very stupid mistake on my part.
> No, it wasn't. The mistake was on Canonical, by releasing an unfinished 
> product.
Thanks. I agree with you. Hope that it doesn't take them too long
to correct the problems.

This same type of problem existed with CorelDRAW. The first one
or two versions were not too bad but Corel Corporation's CEO
was a very strange person. He insisted that the yearly new release
went on sale on a particular date. It always did and it took up to
a year to fix most of the problems. Some were never fixed because
the engineers abandoned that to work on the next version.

In the beginning CorelDRAW was without peers. It quickly became
the leading Windows 2D graphic program. Because of the flawed
program and Adobe's better product and management Illustrator
has about the same market share that CorelDRAW use to have.

When it comes to releasing software - especially open source, the
release date should be only after the program is ready.

I was not interested in replacing 9.04 with 9.10 anyway. I hope
that in the future it is made perfectly clear so that this doesn't

I like LINUX but am willing to switch if I could do so without losing
any of my data. I think that next week I will start investigating to
see if I could upgrade and import my data to the new environment.

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