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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RE[2]: The only way...
by fretinator on Tue 10th Apr 2007 20:42 UTC in reply to "RE: The only way..."
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

I could be wrong, but I think only a larger company would have the resources to tweak the drivers to the level they need to be as good as the windows drivers. Also, testing, support and maintenance (patches) would be involved.

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RE[3]: The only way...
by Oliver on Tue 10th Apr 2007 23:48 in reply to "RE[2]: The only way..."
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Crap - a tire-company for example doesn't need zillions of testers too, if you're using some quality software engineering you do have certain means to test quality and reliability. On the other hand, who with a sane mind would like to be an tester for tires, so to say and early adopter? As I said, no one with a sane mind. So a big community as mark for quality or development is just nonsense.

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RE[4]: The only way...
by BluenoseJake on Wed 11th Apr 2007 14:58 in reply to "RE[3]: The only way..."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

My father works for Michelin Tire, and Tire companies do have testers - thier employees. They get very high discounts on tires from Michelin, 85-90% and they have to return the tires to michelin after thier useful life. Michelin evaluates the wear on the tire, and uses that as part of it's quality control system. That is a very large community. Many eyes find many problems, whatever the product.

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