Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 10th Apr 2007 19:24 UTC, submitted by Charl P. Botha
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "This is a more critical than usual mini-review of Ubuntu Feisty beta on an HP NC8430 laptop. It practically examines some of the problems laptop users will run into when trying to run Feisty on their hardware."
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The meaning of Beta
by celettu on Tue 10th Apr 2007 19:51 UTC
celettu
Member since:
2007-04-10

I'm not saying this isn't a good review, or that these issues the author mentions don't exist.

But I wish people would stop reviewing every alpha and beta of Feisty. It's pointless. It's, by definition, NOT the final product!

Seems to me that people are so excited about Ubuntu Feisty that they want to read anything about it, no matter what.

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RE: The meaning of Beta
by apoclypse on Tue 10th Apr 2007 19:55 in reply to "The meaning of Beta"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

That is s true. I've seen two Ubuntu srelated stories here on this sit e in one day. I like the distro as much as the next guy but even I think its too much. Its nice to see that Ubuntu has such a huge following and that its name is used to draw a crowd but at some point its going to get tedious.

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RE: The meaning of Beta
by unavowed on Tue 10th Apr 2007 20:01 in reply to "The meaning of Beta"
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2006-03-23

I don't mind people reviewing alpha releases as long as they mention in the opening paragraph that this is actually an alpha version.

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RE: The meaning of Beta
by tsedlmeyer on Tue 10th Apr 2007 21:18 in reply to "The meaning of Beta"
tsedlmeyer Member since:
2005-07-07

It would also be nice if people didn't enable unsupported features (XGL) and then complain that things don't work right. Maybe there is a reason Ubuntu doesn't enable XGL out of the box or provide an easy method to enable it as they do with AIGLX?

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RE[2]: The meaning of Beta
by B12 Simon on Wed 11th Apr 2007 13:07 in reply to "RE: The meaning of Beta"
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

I'd say the reviewer was reporting that it didn't work, rather than complaining.

This is one of the most balanced Linux reviews I've read to date.

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RE: The meaning of Beta
by flanque on Wed 11th Apr 2007 02:27 in reply to "The meaning of Beta"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

But I wish people would stop reviewing every alpha and beta of Feisty. It's pointless. It's, by definition, NOT the final product!


I don't see a problem with it. People want to see progress reviews. Windows surely get it and takes a beating almost every time.

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