Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:43 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Just like Eugenia yesterday, I also upgraded my laptop's Ubuntu Feisty installation to Gutsy a few days ago. The upgrade process went completely awry, though, so I was forced to do a fresh install. Not a bad thing, as it gave me the opportunity to take a look at Ubuntu's soon-to-be-released Gutsy Gibbon with GNOME 2.20
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RE: upgrade
by cmost on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 22:34 UTC in reply to "upgrade"
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I've been hearing the tired old "this is the year of desktop Linux" since revolutionary Mandrake Linux 9.0 was released way back in 2003! I've used Ubuntu Linux off an on for about a year and a half and the one thing that has always struck me about the Ubuntu community is that everyone there seems to live in a perpetual state of waiting for the next big release. Once it drops, then the nitpicking begins and then it's "wait for the next release..." ad nauseum! There's no denying that Ubuntu isa fantastic Linux OS for personal desktops (for servers, I prefer pure Debian, but that's another topic.) The Ubuntu community needs to perhaps slow down and analyze each release and work out needed improvements before dropping a release only to move immediately to the next one. That's why there are niggling little bugs that have persisted since Hoary!

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RE[2]: upgrade
by gustl on Mon 24th Sep 2007 11:40 in reply to "RE: upgrade"
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Hehe :-)

Welcome to the growing crowd of "this is the year of desktop Linux" sayers.

I am saying this phrase now since 2001, because that was the time, when I first was able to use a complete Linux Desktop (Mandriva 7 I think), without having to boot into Windows for anything I wanted to do (except gaming, and that was not critical for me).

Since then, every year someone in the press anounces a year of desktop Linux.

Well, THE year of the Desktop Linux will be, when at most PC-stores you can select either Windows or Linux or both (!) for your PC, without one of the two being in any way "undermarketed".

On the other hand, MY year of Desktop Linux has already happened. And somebody else's year of Desktop Linux might never happen.

But it is a good sign that Dell started, giving feedback to the community, about what needs to be improved to get from the backrow of the shelfs to the front.

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