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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Ubuntu Live conference began yesterday in Portland Oregon with Mark Shuttleworth's keynote presentation. Shuttleworth, the Ubuntu project's charismatic leader, discussed a wide variety of topics relating to Canonical's business prospects and the future of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.
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RE[9]: release synchronization
by zsitvaij on Tue 24th Jul 2007 21:29 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: release synchronization"
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"Imagine the following. You're using SomeDistro version 1.0, which ships Firefox 1.5. Today, Firefox 2.0 was released. You want to upgrade to Firefox 2.0, but uh oh, your distro only ships 1.5. You have to upgrade to SomeDistro 2.0 just to get Firefox 2.0. Doesn't that seem very odd to you? To upgrade an entire distro just to upgrade from Firefox 1.5 to 2.0?"


Imagine that I'm running Gentoo, Arch, or any other distro with rolling updates. Oh, wait! I am!

If SomeDistro is worth it's salt, it will backport security fixes.

That's no excuse. If you say "Sure we don't have a GUI in FooOS like Windows does. But this isn't Windows." then you'll have a hard time convincing your grandmother to use FooOS.


Because granny is likely to care that FooBarBaz 1.4 went to 2.1 and upgrading to it right now will make or break the deal? Pure nonsense.

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