Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2012 22:21 UTC, submitted by Valhalla
Linux The BBC interviews Torvalds. I like this bit: "For me, Linux on the desktop is where I started, and Linux on the desktop is literally what I still use today primarily - although I obviously do have other Linux devices, including an Android phone - so I'd personally really love for it to take over in that market too. But I guess that in the meantime I can't really complain about the successes in other markets." Linux on the desktop is quite passe. Phones and servers is where it's at.
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RE[3]: Linus is still in denial
by DeadFishMan on Fri 15th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Linus is still in denial"
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I have multiple times had the system become unbootable on Ubuntu after installing updates. Sometimes GRUB-settings have been corrupted, sometimes kernel modules were missing and so on. Especially upgrading from one Ubuntu - release to the next tends to be really hit and miss.

Not meant as a response to your post specifically but it is good as any to reply: I just HATE that Ubuntu and Linux are lumped together even among geeks these days!

I have been using Debian Testing and Sid on my machines continuously upgrading them for the last several years and, with the occasional exception of Sid (where some level of breakage is actually expected even though it works better than most "stable" releases of some popular distros IMNSHO) I have yet to break these systems to the point that a full reinstall should be even considered.

Despite its Debian heritage, Ubuntu has never done very well on the upgrade department. I realize that there are several cases of people managing to get a working Ubuntu system after a full upgrade but these are the exception rather than the norm. Distro upgrades are strongly discouraged in Ubuntu-land.

Linux CAN be upgraded to the latest and greatest with little or no effort; Ubuntu can be upgraded under certain circumstances or maybe not at all (and I am not even sure it was ever meant to).

I am looking forward for the day that pundits will finally stop measuring Linux achievements and/or failures based on whatever Ubuntu is doing at the time.

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