<OT> ubuntu bad press

chris chevhq at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 05:12:28 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-08-25 at 00:40 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> Seems Ubuntu is getting kicked around in the online media. 
> http://www.technewsworld.com/story/72773.html
> One thing I have to agree with is that when you dink with your userbase,
> it's a recipe for disaster. My peeve is that the LTS version isn't
> getting package upgrades to some key applications. Sun Java is falling
> way behind in release upgrades. The standard Firefox package for 10.4
> has mold on it. I don't want to rely on personal repo's in order to get
> a recent package... I'd feel more secure if they were vetted into the
> Universe, or whatever. Just' saying I'm having a bad hair day, finding
> that I have to go outside the usual channels to get something updated. 
> Myself, I'd rather see what we have be more rock solid and up to date
> than to turn my desktop into a wannabe fondle slab. Canonical is really
> going out on a limb with un-asked for improvements. People left Fedora
> in droves to come here, after RedHat went past the point of audience
> participation. I pray that Uncle Mark keeps his eyes on this
> intellectual child of his. I love what Ubuntu has stood for. 
> My two cents, Ric
> -- 
> My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
> "There are two Great Sins in the world...
> ..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
> Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
> Linux user# 44256 

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