Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 19:06 UTC
Linux We all know them. We all hate them. They are generally overdone, completely biased, or so vague they border on the edge of pointlessness (or toppled over said edge). Yes, I'm talking about those "Is Linux ready for the desktop" articles. Still, this one is different.
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RE: Comment by PatR
by lithium on Tue 19th May 2009 09:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by PatR"
lithium
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What you say is correct of course but at the same time, it's a non-issue because you kind of miss the point: If you need the latest driver or application version you have three choices on linux:

a) Upgrade to the latest distribution release which has the new driver/app nicely integrated. No real problem as most distributions release twice a year.

b) Use a rolling distribution.

c) Compile yourself.

One of those options should fit your needs. One has to accept that the distribution model that Linux uses is just fundamentally different than Windows, like it or not.

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