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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RE[2]: Glad to hear it!
by wargum on Thu 21st May 2009 10:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Glad to hear it!"
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After giving up compilation of this program, I ended up having to wait until Ubuntu 9.04 (the current latest version) to be able to use this latest version of the program. This was extremely annoying to me, as the new version had some nice new features, was the recommended version *and* the Windows installer makes it braindead easy to install on Windows.

You are absolutely right, this is unacceptable. Same with Songbird on CentOS for me. Unfortunatly, this is a drawback from the Linux philosophy "Release often, release early". APIs break, not enough testing is being done, users can just keep constantly updating their whole distribution or not use some programs. It sucks, big time...

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