Linked by Jeremy LaCroix on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 18:38 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu My search for "the perfect Linux operating system" this time brings me to the latest incarnation of Ubuntu, version 5.04, also known as the "Hoary Hedgehog Release". Previously I was using Fedora Core 4, however due to some minor bugs it had, I wanted to try something different.
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Ubuntu strict feature freeze
by on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 19:29 UTC

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Amarok 1.3 came out recently, and it's not going to be in Breezy because they're already past the feature freeze, so do you know what this means? You have to wait 8 MONTHS for a software update. You don't have to do that in OS X or Windows. Pathetic.

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RE: Ubuntu strict feature freeze
by ralph on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 19:31 in reply to "Ubuntu strict feature freeze"
ralph Member since:
2005-07-10

You are aware that backports exists, aren't you?

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RE: Ubuntu strict feature freeze
by andrewg on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 19:33 in reply to "Ubuntu strict feature freeze"
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2005-07-06

Yes that is a problem in general with GNU/Linux software i.e. Being reliant on the distro to produce packages rather than the actual developers. You could always compile your own version. But that is probably not an answer for you.

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Mark Williamson Member since:
2005-07-06

It's unfair to call it pathetic - Windows and OS X don't include a large selection of apps at all, Ubuntu gives you access to hundreds or thousands that are built to work with your system.

There's nothing stopping you installing it yourself, it just requires a manual install and won't get automatic security updates - rather like using Windows or MacOS in fact.

(also, there's the backports Apt repository where you should be able to get new versions of software installable automatically on a best-effort basis - that's likely to be enough for your usage)

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v RE: Ubuntu strict feature freeze
by on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 20:13 in reply to "Ubuntu strict feature freeze"
nimble Member since:
2005-07-06

Amarok 1.3 will not be ported to Windblows, so I guess you'll have to wait until Hell freezes over before you install it on a Windblows box.

Wouldn't be so sure about that. KDE 4.0 will be based on Qt4, which of course has been GPLed for Windows as well now, so Amarok for Windows might be less than two years away.

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RE: Ubuntu strict feature freeze
by rm6990 on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 00:40 in reply to "Ubuntu strict feature freeze"
rm6990 Member since:
2005-07-04

Maybe instead of posting on online forums complaining, you spend the same amount of time you look for the solution, you would become aware of Ubuntu Backports. Ubuntu also comes with gcc...although Backports should have you covered.

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