Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:17 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yes, yes, it's that time of the year again - a new Fiona Apple album confirmed (which makes anything that happens between now and spring 2011 irrelevant and annoying), MorphOS 2.6 released (will be the next news item), and, of course, a new Ubuntu release showcasing the best of the best that the Free software world has to offer in the desktop world.
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Meerkats are so Passé...
by gloucestershrubhill on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:45 UTC
gloucestershrubhill
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2010-08-10

I've been running the alphas and betas of Maverick all along, and have only seen small iterative changes (i.e. Sound Menu revamp, Metacity themes etc.). All in all it's a stable release, but it's so incredibly dull I want to cry into my underpants.

So Thom, well done with the whole flippancy thing. Yawn.

Edited 2010-10-10 14:45 UTC

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RE: Meerkats are so Passé...
by n.l.o on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:54 in reply to "Meerkats are so Passé..."
n.l.o Member since:
2009-09-14

it's so incredibly dull I want to cry into my underpants.


That's why I thought I'd try out Kubuntu for a change after leaving KDE for GNOME back when 4.0 was released.

4.5.1 is much much better and feels quite "exotic" to me if that makes sense?

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RE: Meerkats are so Passé...
by Radio on Sun 10th Oct 2010 15:20 in reply to "Meerkats are so Passé..."
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Rhaaa, for ****'s sake, everybody shouted at Ubuntu for being to bleeding-edge and shipping with broken last-minute implementations, and now...

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

its cause it seems a bit odd to bump the version number just because you integrate your store into the package manager

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gloucestershrubhill Member since:
2010-08-10

I have no problem at all with bleeding edge or, obviously for an early-adopter, with the associated bugs. During most releases Ubuntu feels like it's leaping forward at a pace, but Maverick just feels like a stop-gap until unico- oops, I mean GNOME 3. Fiddling round the edges. This is one of the problems with a 6-month cycle; some releases will be inevitably humdrum.

Still, it's provided something to moan about, and that's always a boon!

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orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Indeed. Steady and stable is a *good* thing for any distro that wants to win over "Joe User" en masse. Users who want to chase the bleeding edge would probably be happier with something like Fedora or Debian Unstable

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