Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 14:56 UTC
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: Re: Re: Comment by kurkosdr
by Delgarde on Fri 26th Apr 2013 02:22 UTC in reply to "Re: Re: Comment by kurkosdr"
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Theoretically, this is true. Practically, Linux Desktop doesn't care about API stability and backcompat, so, for the average user who doesn't want to do things "at his own risk" (aka see things getting broken), it has the effect of a walled garden.

Can you give an example of that? Because while the *kernel* doesn't care much for backward compatibility, the desktops are pretty good at it.

Prior to the Gnome 3 release, those guys had been maintaining not only API but also ABI compatibility going back many years, and even with Gnome 3, they made sure the old libraries could be parallel-installed. So if by some chance you have some ten-year-old Gnome app you want to run, odds are you still can.

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