Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 22:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Ubuntu team has released the second maintenance release for Ubuntu 8.04. "The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS, the second maintenance update to Ubuntu's 8.04 LTS release. This release includes updated server, desktop, and alternate installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures. In all, over 200 updates have been integrated, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS." Get it from their download page.
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RE: Why not SP2?
by liamdawe on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 00:14 UTC in reply to "Why not SP2?"
liamdawe
Member since:
2006-07-04

You can't please everyone, if they used "SP2" people would say they are copying microsoft.

Besides ".2" carries on their own numbering scheme, why switch to someone elses?

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RE[2]: Why not SP2?
by ebasconp on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 01:00 in reply to "RE: Why not SP2?"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Agree, the .2 is more obvious (to me) than SERVICE PACK 1, R2, CTP and all the names Microsoft uses to call their minor upgrades over their products.

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RE[2]: Why not SP2?
by ChrisA on Sat 24th Jan 2009 09:40 in reply to "RE: Why not SP2?"
ChrisA Member since:
2006-05-06

Can I ask what the big deal is about terminology? The one thing I hate about the Linux community is that you people like to psycho analyze everything. if you are going to sit here and try to examine, Call it a service pack/or dont call it a service pack. I have a few words of advice... Go get laid. Jesus Christ, give it a rest you people are boring.

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RE[3]: Why not SP2?
by Jason Bourne on Sat 24th Jan 2009 19:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Why not SP2?"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

Whether something is called SP2 or .04.2 is totally irrelevant. Linux numbering scheme is far better and informative than abbreviations, it's a matter of getting to like it. On the other hand, the general rule is: Stay away from what Microsoft does - they do have a tendency to sue anyone's ass off if they believe a product of them is being cloned in any way.

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