Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Apr 2006 12:02 UTC, submitted by SilentBob4
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu MadPenguin takes a look at Flight 5 of Ubuntu Dapper, and concludes: "All in all, Ubuntu 6.06 is gearing up to be quite an impressive release. Granted, I saw some bugs during my stay on the distribution, but can I really complain? It's not a full release, so it deserves some breathing room. Considering some of the horribly authored software I've looked at over the years, I feel that Ubuntu in pre-release form is more stable than other distros when they reach final release status. It's not quite in the league of Slackware and Red Hat/Fedora in that respect yet, but it's surely getting there in a hurry."
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RE[3]: With a price
by Babi Asu on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: With a price"
Babi Asu
Member since:
2006-02-11

Sure don't upgrade for security?
don't upgrade for more system stability?
don't upgrade to keep your OS working with latest applications?

I hope you aren't representing all mac users ;)


The upgrades come by themselves. I only need to click "Update" button when they come.

This is typical message when you update your Linux system:

...
postprocess_template.c:3831: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 6 of 'blockCopy_3DNow' differ in signedness
postprocess_template.c:3943: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 4 of 'tempNoiseReducer_3DNow' differ in signedness
postprocess_template.c:3967: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 4 of 'tempNoiseReducer_3DNow' differ in signedness
postprocess_template.c:3368: error: can't find a register in class 'GENERAL_REGS' while reloading 'asm'
postprocess_template.c:3453: error: can't find a register in class 'GENERAL_REGS' while reloading 'asm'
postprocess_template.c:3368: error: can't find a register in class 'GENERAL_REGS' while reloading 'asm'
postprocess_template.c:3453: error: can't find a register in class 'GENERAL_REGS' while reloading 'asm'
make[3]: *** [postprocess.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

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RE[4]: With a price
by czubin on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:35 in reply to "RE[3]: With a price"
czubin Member since:
2005-12-31

sorry but that's pure crap.

you're representing a linux update system to make ...

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RE[4]: With a price
by Buffalo Soldier on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:41 in reply to "RE[3]: With a price"
Buffalo Soldier Member since:
2005-07-06

The upgrades come by themselves. I only need to click "Update" button when they come.

Excuse me sir, but have you actually read any of the reviews or seen any Ubuntu in action? The one-click method that you describe... that's exactly how the upgrade is done.

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RE[4]: With a price
by Flatline on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:42 in reply to "RE[3]: With a price"
Flatline Member since:
2006-03-06

The updates come by themselves in most linux distros as well. As far as getting errors while updating, that hasn't happened to me since I was running Debian unstable on a test machine years ago.

I will not make any daft statements about linux being superior to OS X in usability (which is subjective anyway), but judging from your comments you haven't read the article and are basically Mac-trolling in a linux thread.

As far as *on topic* comments are concerned, Drake looks to be a leap forward for Ubuntu. I don't think I'll be making it my default desktop just yet, but I was able to run it as a workstation for a couple of weeks without hitting any showstoppers.

I try to give distros an "honest" workout when I try them, which means running only that distro on my workstation for at least a week and seeing whether it has an effect on my workflow. If it hinders my ability to do work, then I will simply stop using it; that wasn't necessary with Drake.

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RE[4]: With a price
by OMRebel on Mon 17th Apr 2006 17:49 in reply to "RE[3]: With a price"
OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

That's funny. I've never seen that problem. I run Breezy on my laptop, and I get a message that shows on my "taskbar" telling me that I have updates, and I'll click on it to go ahead and grab the updates, and everything goes through just fine.

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