Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th May 2009 20:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu When Dell announced a shift in its Linux strategy last week, accompanied by a new netbook, many wondered why Dell insisted on pre-loading Ubuntu 8.04, instead of newer versions of the popular Linux distribution such as 8.10 or 9.04. BetaNews contacted Dell about it, and Dell replied explaining their rationale behind opting for 8.04.
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Yep, a good thing
by destraht on Thu 21st May 2009 00:20 UTC
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I think that the degradation of the Intel video drivers is enough reason alone to not go with the new versions. I think that this could be a good trend.

I think that Dell could perhaps get another year and a half out of this if they do small things like upgrade Firefox to version 3.5 after it has been out for several months. I also hope that Ubuntu 8.04 gets some basic new feature support similar to what RHEL does. By back porting just a few packages I believe that we can have the best of all worlds.

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