<OT> ubuntu bad press

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 20:26:42 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-08-25 at 01:02 -0400, Rashkae wrote:
> On 08/25/2011 12:40 AM, Ric Moore wrote:
> >   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.
> You seem to misunderstand what LTS is.  Of course packages are falling 
> behind.... Unless a change is absolutely necessary to fix a showstopper 
> bug or security hole, they stay absolutely the same.  What you want is 
> an up to date release, which is rapidly released every 6 months.
> Oooh, I C, you don't really want an up to date desktop, but just a 
> cherry pick of of packages you want upgraded overtop a previous version 
> of everything else.... You'll have to make your own distro for that I'm 
> afraid (or more practically, become comfortable with building your own 
> packages/updates from source.)

That makes sense... no stable version of an upgraded Ubuntu. We should
all be adventurers and risk betas for the sake of getting package
upgrades. I've been at this since Slackware was installed from floppies.
So please, forget the condescending BS. I've been paying my dues for a
long time. Check out my Linux User number. 

What goes over to the general public, is stable stable stable, like
location location location is to MacDonalds in terms of acceptance.
We're headed down the Fedora road like drunkards. And, that is my
perception. 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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