Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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RE: Quick summary....
by AaronD on Fri 7th May 2010 04:25 UTC in reply to "Quick summary...."
AaronD
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2009-08-19

Just like every version of Windows or OSX.

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RE[2]: Quick summary....
by nt_jerkface on Fri 7th May 2010 05:04 in reply to "RE: Quick summary...."
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2009-08-26

New versions of Windows and OSX aren't released every 6 months but more importantly they both provide a stable abi so you can expect a driver to work for the life of a system.

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RE[3]: Quick summary....
by lemur2 on Fri 7th May 2010 06:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Quick summary...."
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2007-02-17

New versions of Windows and OSX aren't released every 6 months but more importantly they both provide a stable abi so you can expect a driver to work for the life of a system.


But it doesn't work the other way around. If you upgrade a Windows version, but you have some peripherals that are out of production (say a printer, your mobile phone and a digital camera) ... then you are in peril that the OEM of the peripheral hasn't made a new version of the driver.

Several times I have been asked to get someone's existing printer to work with their new Windows laptop ... and they somehow have a lot of trouble believing that their out-of-production printer that still works just fine with their Windows XP desktop just doesn't have any Windows 7 driver made for it, so it won't work with their new laptop.

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