<OT> ubuntu bad press
gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 11:54:08 UTC 2011
2011/8/25 Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com>:
> Seems Ubuntu is getting kicked around in the online media.
> 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
Maybe just Ubuntu is not for you? Not that I know, but it sounds to me
that you rather need something like Arch Linux or something like that.
I haven't tried it myself, but it feels like it's time soon…
As I said, I didn't try it myself, so I don't know if it's crap or not.
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