Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Aug 2006 09:58 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS, the first maintenance release of "Dapper Drake". This release includes both installable Desktop CDs and alternate text-mode installation CDs for several architectures, for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu. Xubuntu is also included, although commercial support for it is not available from Canonical."
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Nice
by SEJeff on Thu 10th Aug 2006 12:07 UTC
SEJeff
Member since:
2005-11-05

Canonical is doing well so far with the Dapper release. I've found that every version of Ubuntu from Warty --> Hoary --> Breezy --> Dapper is a huge but logical improvement on the previous build. It's amazing how one Debian Developer with a dream (Mark Shuttleworth) can build a community and one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions in a few years.

With Debian Etch being released soon, the version of Ubuntu after the current development one (Edgy) is poised to benefit quite a lot while also helping out Debian. It seems like many of the Debian <---> Ubuntu developers are playing nicer together.

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RE: Nice
by Terracotta on Thu 10th Aug 2006 12:10 in reply to "Nice"
Terracotta Member since:
2005-08-15

Yup, but dapper was a bit buggy, after a fresh install there were always like 200MB of upgrades possible, not really a good sign for a few months old OS, but the 6.06.1 should solve a lot of those problems. Ah well I'm gonna go for edgy soon :p me doesn't like stability, so boring...

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RE[2]: Nice
by HeLfReZ on Thu 10th Aug 2006 12:21 in reply to "RE: Nice"
HeLfReZ Member since:
2005-08-12

I disagree with you there...Have you ever tried to install, say Fedora 1-2months after release? Unless you use a respin, upgrading with development tools weighs in at more like 3-400MB. It sometimes has less to do with the distro and more to do with the actual packages installed.

If the maintainer patches, Ubuntu, Fedura, SUSE , whoever, patches...not a real sign of how good the distro is, just because it has alot of patches to install.

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RE[2]: Nice
by kadymae on Thu 10th Aug 2006 15:16 in reply to "RE: Nice"
kadymae Member since:
2005-08-02

Ah well I'm gonna go for edgy soon :p me doesn't like stability, so boring....

And I'll take the boringness of "it just works" (allowing me to complete my projects) any day.

OTOH, "wild" code doesn't get tamed unless the pioneers go out there and explore.

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RE[2]: Nice
by ma_d on Thu 10th Aug 2006 16:09 in reply to "RE: Nice"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Sometimes those aren't bug fix updates but feature updates which the distributor believed wouldn't introduce problems. For example, a new version of Gaim is only going to break Gaim if it's broken so you can test Gaim and then send out the update for it even if it's only a feature improvement and not a security fix.

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RE: Nice
by siimo on Fri 11th Aug 2006 22:42 in reply to "Nice"
siimo Member since:
2006-06-22

he is no longer one debian developer with a dream when he is worth GBP 400 million and pouring millions to hire some of the best gnome and debian developers. ;o)

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