9.10 is a black eye for Ubuntu - suggestion for the future

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 12:39:08 UTC 2009

Avi Greenbury wrote:
> thomas <valhalla2100 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> All of the developers and people responsible for releasing Ubuntu
>> should watch a series of old commercials about wine, which featured
>> orson welles.  The most famous part of these was the tag line of
>> "No Wine before it's time". 
>> Each developer should write a version which states the following:
>> "No Software before it's time" in bold letter and paste it on the top
>> of their monitors and look at it before they released anything beyond
>> beta or development versions.
> This is exactly the approach that Debian is derided (and praised in
> equal measure) for, and ISTR a change from that was one of the founding
> tenets of Ubuntu. IIRC, there was actually some reasonable discussion
> on Slashdot (well, reasonable for /.) when Debian announced a switch to
> timetabled releases.
> Having ready-based releases is great for stability but atrocious for
> getting anything bigger than an individual to buy into. Businesses need
> to know the lifetime of a piece of software they intend to deploy in
> order to compare with the competition and timetable a tender for the
> replacement.
> Timetabled releases are _hard_ but they're also quite necessary for
> anything interested in commercial applications.
> --
> Avi Greenbury
> http://aviswebsite.co.uk ;)
> http://aviswebsite.co.uk/asking-questions

	The business people tend to stay with a particular operating 
system a long time. There are large companies still using 
Windows 98.

	Now the Linux business software is made by Red Hat which 
trades on the big board. This IS the business source.

	What Ubuntu should do is provide an operating system for the 
world. It appears that Ubuntu is used more outside the USA 
than within. It is installed by the user with all the problems 
that causes.

	I hope version 9.04 will be worked on and get better. It 
seems to be the best so far for the single user.

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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