Not logged in
Log in now
Create an account
Subscribe to LWN
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
That's partly because Sony is known to regularly abuse their customers this way.
The embedded long-term support initiative
Posted Oct 29, 2011 16:23 UTC (Sat) by cortana (subscriber, #24596)
Posted Nov 2, 2011 15:05 UTC (Wed) by jmm82 (guest, #59425)
People do not like updating the firmware on their router because everyone has updated a router that worked perfectly fine only to either a. brick the device or b. have some feature that used to work suddenly intermittently fail.
Updating a kernel on a stable system is risky business. The people here should know that more than anyone, yet if security is a priority then it must be done.
Posted Nov 2, 2011 16:10 UTC (Wed) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
It's when the updates either don't add any new features, or worse, remove existing features (even if they add other new features), then users complain
This isn't limited to firmware/kernel updates.
The KDE and GNOME '.0' updates are perfect examples of updates that remove some things that existing users notice and therefor people are unhappy with them, even though the developers add a lot of new features as well.
Copyright © 2013, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds