Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Aug 2009 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source When Windows Vista was launched, the Free Software Foundation started its BadVista campaign, which was aimed at informing users about what the FSF considered user-restrictive features in Vista. Luckily for the FSF, Vista didn't really need a bad-mouthing campaign to fail. Now that Windows 7 is receiving a lot of positive press, the FSF dusted off the BadVista drum, and gave it a fresh coat of paint.
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RE[2]: Meh.
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 27th Aug 2009 00:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Meh."
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

There is no reason why you could of not just kept using the same Ubuntu install for those 2 years or so.

What about aging software? Ubuntu doesn't always keep up to date with all the latest versions of software. I was stuck using the outdated 0.9.2 version of Stellarium when 0.10.2, until a new version of Ubuntu came out. Sure, some things really *should* be fully tested as a complete system and mostly unchanged throughout a distro release to prevent breaking (kernel, X.org, the desktop environment, and other major pieces of software). But then there are programs that make little sense to use an older version of (ie. Stellarium, Audacious, etc.).

Even worse, not too long ago Pidgin stopped being able to connect to the Yahoo! Messenger service. After a week of being unable to connect, and no updated packages in Ubuntu's repository, I decided to find out why. Apparently, Yahoo! changed their servers in such a way that broke compatibility with older version of client software. Because Ubuntu apparently only accepts security fixes, I guess they can't even be bothered to fix BROKEN software that even ships with their damn distro. I had to go to Pidgin's site and find the instructions/URL for using Pidgin's Ubuntu repositories.

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