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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu 13.04 has been released, with the Linux 3.8.8 kernel, a faster and less resource hungry Unity desktop, LibreOffice 4.0, and much more. Ubuntu users will know where to get it, and you're looking for a new installation, have fun. Also fun: UbuntuKylin.
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RE[2]: Comment by progormre
by progormre on Thu 25th Apr 2013 16:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by progormre"
progormre
Member since:
2012-05-20

The first thing I did was to install a stable version of centos (or maybe it was some other stable distro with VMware support, I can't remember), just to find that it did not support the filesystem I had used for the disk where all my files were stored... By that time I had already spent the morning and stress was going through the roof so I ran to the nearest apple shop.

Sure it was a linux kernel dev who changed an interface, perhaps not knowing it would break apps using the interface...Then all the testers in ubuntu forgot to test using vmware. That or they all knew VMware was broken but couldn't care less...I don't know, it just ended up on my desk being broken.

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RE[3]: Comment by progormre
by Alfman on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by progormre"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

progormre,

"The first thing I did was to install a stable version of centos (or maybe it was some other stable distro with VMware support, I can't remember), just to find that it did not support the filesystem I had used for the disk where all my files were stored..."

I'm missing something, it's not clear what this has to do with a vmware instance that stopped working after an ubuntu upgrade? Or if you didn't have an existing vmware instance, how do you know the ubuntu upgrade broke vmware?


"By that time I had already spent the morning and stress was going through the roof so I ran to the nearest apple shop."

I'm glad it's working out for you now. Isn't it great to have a choice! To paraphrase Voltaire: I may not agree with your choice of software, but I'll fight to the death your right to choose it ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by progormre
by Wemgadge on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by progormre"
Wemgadge Member since:
2005-07-02

Although VMware does work extensively with Canonical, it is not their, or the Ubuntu volunteers job to ensure that our product works. It's VMware's job. As I stated above, we do endeavour to support Linux and try to keep WS and Player compatibility as up to date as possible while at the same time adhering to our own release schedule. We do have an experimental setting in our install that will attempt to automatically rebuild new modules on kernel upgrade, but it does depend on having a sane build environment. Hope this is helpful.

Edited 2013-04-25 17:56 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by progormre
by JAlexoid on Fri 26th Apr 2013 11:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by progormre"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Or he could do "the right thing" and stick to an LTS version of Ubuntu.

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