Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Mar 2011 22:23 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu has released the first beta for Ubuntu 11.04. This si the first release where Unity is the default desktop environment. All the official Ubuntu derivatives have also bee beta'd.
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RE[2]: Does it work?
by nt_jerkface on Fri 1st Apr 2011 16:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Does it work?"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

How is it not Ubuntu's fault? They have plenty of employees that should be testing for regressions.

A while back they broke Dell netbooks that came pre-installed with Ubuntu. How is that excusable?

Something is very wrong at Canonical. They have a massive amount of employees and yet I see no reason to believe they are any better for desktop users than some of the smaller 1-3 man distros.

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RE[3]: Does it work?
by joekiser on Fri 1st Apr 2011 18:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Does it work?"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

In that case, perhaps Ubuntu/Dell should have a team dedicated to making sure that their product continues to work. Especially considering that Dell was selling their Ubuntu laptops for considerably more than similarly spec'd Windows machines...one would think that extra $$$ was going to long term support.

That reminds me of another failure of OSS and hardware vendors...a few years ago when it looked like OpenSolaris was going to take off, Toshiba was selling OpenSolaris-branded laptops. Except the chosen wireless adapter wasn't supported at the time, and ACPI S3 didn't work...and that was straight from the factory!

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