Linked by David Adams on Sun 8th May 2011 12:53 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux Only a few weeks after Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's biggest change ever - the release of the Unity-based Ubuntu 11.04 Linux - the company's CTO, Matt Zimmerman is leaving the company.
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RE[7]: Hey Ubuntu.
by danbuter on Mon 9th May 2011 20:26 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Hey Ubuntu."
danbuter
Member since:
2011-03-17

But no competent business upgrades their computers in the middle of the day. Or they'd have the user on a different computer while they did the upgrade, if they had to upgrade during the day. So there should be no "time lost".

Edited 2011-05-09 20:27 UTC

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RE[8]: Hey Ubuntu.
by pantheraleo on Mon 9th May 2011 21:15 in reply to "RE[7]: Hey Ubuntu."
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

But no competent business upgrades their computers in the middle of the day.


We are a very small development shop, and each developer upgrades his or her own system since we don't have IT support staff. If they do the upgrade on a Saturday, they are allowed comp time to make up for the fact that they had to come in on a Saturday. If they work two hours on a Saturday, they can take two hours off next week for example.

So yes, it does cost us money when upgrades take longer than they should and cause breakage. Anytime one of our developers is working on something that is not billable time, it costs us money.

Edited 2011-05-09 21:16 UTC

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RE[8]: Hey Ubuntu.
by BluenoseJake on Tue 10th May 2011 09:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Hey Ubuntu."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Training users is time lost. Power users learning new tricks is time lost. Users asking questions is time lost.

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RE[9]: Hey Ubuntu.
by pantheraleo on Tue 10th May 2011 13:24 in reply to "RE[8]: Hey Ubuntu."
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Training users is time lost. Power users learning new tricks is time lost. Users asking questions is time lost.


Training and learning new "tricks" is an investment though, because the time lost on training makes you better and more productive in the future.

Time lost fixing broken OS upgrades is really just that. Time lost that you can't recover in any meaningful way.

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