Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Oct 2009 15:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu We're a little late, but Real Life got in the way, so here we finally are. Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition has been released. This version focusses on improvements in cloud computing on the server using Eucalyptus, further improvements in boot speed, as well as development on Netbook Remix. The related KDE, Xfce, and other variants have been released as well. Update by ELQ: Just a quick note to say that one of my Creative Commons videos was selected to be part of Ubuntu's Free Culture Showcase package that comes by default with the new Ubuntu version!
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nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

Oddly enough they broke the Inspiron 1520 which is a very common Dell laptop.

Installing Ubuntu for a relative is a bad idea since they will call you if something breaks.

It's not for human beings if it breaks working hardware and requires command line hacks to fix it.

Fewt's rant over this issue is a good read:
http://www.fewt.com/

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Installing Ubuntu for a relative is a bad idea since they will call you if something breaks.

This particular cancer does come from Fedora. Let's place the origin where it really belongs.

Edited 2009-10-29 21:27 UTC

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Draw brown backgrounds?

You would think that with Dell being their main OEM partner they would make sure not to break any Dell computers with an update.

They have caused problems for people with Minis as well.
http://www.ubuntumini.com/2009/03/ubuntu-810-kernel-update-has-brok...

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I'm sorry, but to be honest most comes from Fedora, it's the Linux-testbed.

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Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

"This particular cancer does come from Fedora. Let's place the origin where it really belongs"

Yeah, Ubuntu ships PulseAudio with broken patches and let's blame Fedora for that. How nice

http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/pa-in-ubuntu.html

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Installing Ubuntu for a relative is a bad idea since they will call you if something breaks.


Ah, you mean just like how they call you when Windows breaks?

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I made the mistake of giving away free support years ago. Windows is supported by Microsoft, not me.

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fackamato Member since:
2009-07-12

They did? Sound is working fine on my Dell Inspiron 1520 here - using the 64bit version of 9.10.

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