Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 18:30 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu It's that time of year again: a new Ubuntu release (or Kubuntu, if that's your thing). Canonical has just released Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx. This is a long term support release, meaning its supported period is far longer than that of normal releases. It comes with the latest and greatest the Free software world has to offer, while also adding some Ubuntu-specific features, of course.
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Yet another broken release
by Al2001 on Thu 29th Apr 2010 22:08 UTC
Al2001
Member since:
2005-07-06

I realise that this will go down like a lead balloon around here but....

They can talk up the releases as much as they like but every release I have tried has been broken in some obvious way this one is no exception!

Apparently the latest release has a bug in grub whereby dual booters won't be able to see their other OS's without a patch. I mean come on it's not in the least bit unusual to dual-boot so how the hell do they miss this stuff?

Ubuntu have created some great work over the years but these stupid bugs let them down everytime.

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RE: Yet another broken release
by ggeldenhuys on Thu 29th Apr 2010 22:21 in reply to "Yet another broken release"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

I must agree, not all new Ubuntu release are better than the previous. My all time favorite and most stable release was Ubuntu 6.10. I was all downhill from there, until Ubuntu 8.04.2 (though the X11+WINE painting bug is driving me nuts). I'm busy downloading the new release now, but will first try it in VirtualBox before I wipe my current install. Maybe I should try Kubuntu instead?

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spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

kubuntu won't help any, shares most packages with ubuntu

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RE: Yet another broken release
by Lamego on Sun 2nd May 2010 23:24 in reply to "Yet another broken release"
Lamego Member since:
2006-01-12

The bug you refer was fixed prior to the release, it is sad to see people so easily criticizing others people work without even trying and instead repeating what they have read somewhere in a loop of disinformation.

I have also been affected with different problems on past releases, that is why I have been participating more and more in the development stage. This way I was able to identify problems and provide sufficient information to get them fixed prior to the release.

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Al2001 Member since:
2005-07-06

You are correct my initial news source didn't mention this.

That why not code it yourself(however subtly worded) is a tired old line though.

Edited 2010-05-03 00:26 UTC

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