Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Feb 2007 17:20 UTC, submitted by george
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu developers are finalising preparations for the release of the next version - dubbed Feisty Fawn - of the popular Linux distribution in mid-April. Overnight, Ubuntu developer Tollef Fog Heen announced Ubuntu's main software repository had been frozen - with no changes allowed to the code - as developers got ready to issue a fifth major test version ('Herd 5') of the next version of Ubuntu.
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by opkool on Wed 28th Feb 2007 18:45 UTC
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Why is this news? why "a step closer to launching a product" is news?

If it is news after all,

why we did not get 5*365 articles in OS News about "Longhorn/Vista is a step closer to release"?

why are we not getting 1 daily article on every single Linux distribution under the sun?

I'm getting tired of "just because it says 'ubuntu' it's news". It's downright annoying.

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RE: why?
by CPUGuy on Wed 28th Feb 2007 18:48 in reply to "why?"
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But we did get 5*365 articles on Vista.

Also, yes, this is news. If you didn't think it was, why the hell would you click on it?

Not like it's pushing other news out of the main page that hasn't been there for over 24 hours.

Finally, just chill out.

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RE: why?
by fretinator on Wed 28th Feb 2007 18:55 in reply to "why?"
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I'll settle it once and for all. It's news because it was posted at a news site. Done. I do not want to hear this complaint again. If you don't like it, move on to the next article!

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RE: why?
by stestagg on Wed 28th Feb 2007 19:20 in reply to "why?"
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So this year, there have been:

10 articles about Ubuntu,
over 50 articles about Windows.

So what are you talking about?

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RE: why?
by rayiner on Wed 28th Feb 2007 20:41 in reply to "why?"
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In the month prior to the Vista launch, there were literally dozens of articles on the impending Vista release. Meanwhile, I count only six articles about Feisty in the last month.

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RE: why?
by aaronb on Wed 28th Feb 2007 22:27 in reply to "why?"
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OSNews is quite balanced.

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