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Ubuntu Isn't Becoming Less Open, Says Shuttleworth 98

sfcrazy writes "While the larger Ubuntu community was busy downloading, installing and enjoying the latest edition of Ubuntu yesterday, a post by Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth ruffled some feathers. He gave the impression that from now on only select members of the community will be involved in some development and it will be announced publicly only after completion. There was some criticism of this move, and Shuttleworth responded that they are actually opening up projects being developed internally by Canonical employees instead of closing currently open projects. He also made a new blog post clarifying his previous comments: 'What I offered to do, yesterday, spontaneously, is to invite members of the community in to the things we are working on as personal projects, before we are ready to share them. This would mean that there was even less of Ubuntu that was NOT shaped and polished by folk other than Canonical – a move that one would think would be well received. This would make Canonical even more transparent.'"
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Ubuntu Isn't Becoming Less Open, Says Shuttleworth

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  • by MrEricSir ( 398214 ) on Friday October 19, 2012 @06:55PM (#41710961) Homepage

    Are you using a proprietary video driver? I've had much better luck using the open source drivers with dual monitors on Ubuntu.

    (And yes, that goes for both Unity and Gnome 3.)

  • by Tough Love ( 215404 ) on Friday October 19, 2012 @08:36PM (#41711653)

    My recent experience installing Ubuntu from a live USB stick was good. It's true, I can't stand Unity, but I just boot to it once then install kubuntu-desktop right away. This was on a brand new Ivy bridge machine, and everything just worked, including sound, 3D acceleration (of the lame itegrated 6 core GPU) and suspend. As opposed to the Debian live boot, which did not manage to bring up eth0. I love Debian and I use it on servers but this time Ubuntu solved my problem and Debian was just lagging too far behind.

    I have whined about Ubuntu in the past, and it does have its warts, but the bottom line is, it's a damn slick package and that's not even considering the price: free.

  • by Pausanias ( 681077 ) <> on Saturday October 20, 2012 @12:51AM (#41712651)

    I learned the hard way that non-LTS Ubuntu releases are alpha software. LTS releases are beta software on release day. Wait for the .1 release of LTS and you've got a good stable system.

    The biggest problem with installing non-LTS is that any bug reports are fixed in the NEXT version and they don't give a damn about the the version you're actually reporting from. THEY treat it as alpha, therefore you should not be surprised.

    -Written from 12.04.1

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