Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Apr 2008 15:42 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Hardy Heron has taken flight: it's the second LTS (Long Term Support) release of the world's most popular distro. New features include the Wubi Windows installer and Firefox 3 beta 5. Grab a copy here, and check out Linux Format's overview of the release.
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Firefox Beta 5
by Moya on Thu 24th Apr 2008 16:49 UTC
Moya
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2007-07-26

is not supposed this release be stable ( ubuntu i mean ) ? is right pack beta software in a stable release ?

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RE: Firefox Beta 5
by fretinator on Thu 24th Apr 2008 16:53 in reply to "Firefox Beta 5"
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2005-07-06

Remember that this is a LTS (long-term support) release. It is going to be around for 3 years on the desktop (5 on the server). Would you really want to be using Firefox 2.0 three years from now? Not me! I'm very glad they managed to squeeze FF 3.0 into this release, since it is the main application most users (including me) use on a daily basis.

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RE: Firefox Beta 5
by bousozoku on Thu 24th Apr 2008 17:18 in reply to "Firefox Beta 5"
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2006-01-23

is not supposed this release be stable ( ubuntu i mean ) ? is right pack beta software in a stable release ?


It may not be but the last one had beta software, early release software, release candidate software, so I don't see it as a big deal but then, I won't be using a browser that isn't finished to do financial transactions anyway.

Eventually, they'll have it done. I still don't have the latest Firefox (2.0.0.14) on Ubuntu 7.10, as it wasn't available in Software Update the last time I looked.

I'm looking forward to the new Ubuntu release. I think I'll wait until some Linux magazine has a disc included.

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RE[2]: Firefox Beta 5
by Johann Chua on Fri 25th Apr 2008 04:29 in reply to "RE: Firefox Beta 5"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

7.10 already has Firefox 2.0.0.14.

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RE: Firefox Beta 5
by unoengborg on Thu 24th Apr 2008 19:35 in reply to "Firefox Beta 5"
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2005-07-06

There have been statements from Mozilla people that it should be OK, to use, or at least better than the 2.x versions, even though there still might be more bugs to kill. My personal experience with it so far seem to confirm this.

So yes, I think it was the right decision.

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RE: Firefox Beta 5
by miles on Fri 25th Apr 2008 00:18 in reply to "Firefox Beta 5"
miles Member since:
2006-06-15

There's going to be a kind of .1 release in July, which will include Firefox 3 final.

They're explicitely advising LTS users to wait till July, while users that want the latest version can happily install now.

It does make far more sense than trying to keep with Firefox 2 for the next 3 years, especially considering that - at least on my desktop - Firefox 2.0 in Gutsy has proved far from stable (it's not really Mozilla's fault since it works ok on other distros/OS).

If you stop a minute and consider that businesses always wait for an SP1 before any migration, July's release is going to fit perfectly in the LTS scheme.

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RE: Firefox Beta 5
by Soulbender on Fri 25th Apr 2008 04:10 in reply to "Firefox Beta 5"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

If it works, it works and it will be upgraded when he final FF3 is released anyway.

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