Friday, December 18, 2009

What I want from 10.04

Only two things really: More bug fixing and more hardware regression testing.

I think the Ubuntu community at large would take very kindly to pushing the release back to 10.06 so that there would be a couple of solid months of doing nothing else besides testing and fixing.

I really want Ubuntu to succeed. 9.10 was way to buggy to be a proper release, and I'm afraid that Canonicals commitment to a regular schedule will trump making it as solid and bug-free as possible.

Consider that Windows 7 had what seemed like almost a full year of beta testing, a couple of extra months to make Lucid the best Linux distro release to date would be a refreshing and appreciated change.

Consider it, please.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Demagogue

From Merriam-Webster:
demagogue: a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power

There is probably no better description for what it is that Rush Limbaugh does.