Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Oct 2009 15:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu We're a little late, but Real Life got in the way, so here we finally are. Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition has been released. This version focusses on improvements in cloud computing on the server using Eucalyptus, further improvements in boot speed, as well as development on Netbook Remix. The related KDE, Xfce, and other variants have been released as well. Update by ELQ: Just a quick note to say that one of my Creative Commons videos was selected to be part of Ubuntu's Free Culture Showcase package that comes by default with the new Ubuntu version!
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Oh you're right, there are millions of armchair critics, but bugger all people prepared to do any work, sexy or not.

Of course, which is why paid programmers are important - because the paid programmers look after the things that are unsexy and boring; I'm more disappointed not by the lack of volunteers but the lack of any sizeable development teams from Novell, Red Hat or Canonical doing something about the problem.

I don't blame the volunteer only focusing on what interests them - after all, they're doing it for free and to scratch and itch but I do expect more from vendors who seem to take a heck of a lot from the open source world and do give very little back in addressing the problems that the respective desktops face.

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