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LWN's 2013 Predictions
Posted Jan 4, 2013 22:44 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
(Worse yet, sometimes the bug was never present in a release version at all, but the distro vendor picked up a prerelease! Sometimes you're lucky and they picked up the subsequent bugfix in an erratum, but even then there are some users who are too conservative to ever apply any bugfixes to their production systems at all because they might disrupt something, but who think that it makes sense to report the resulting long-fixed bugs to the upstream with great indignation, or rather to the first name that pops up in Google when they search for the name of the software...)
Posted Jan 5, 2013 9:24 UTC (Sat) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185)
I know it's attractive to see problems everywhere and argue that the status quo is broken and needs to be replaced, but for me as an application developer the current model really works a lot better for me than what I have to do on Windows. Especially if you try to push your application through one of the app stores on Windows.
Posted Jan 8, 2013 13:21 UTC (Tue) by jpnp (subscriber, #63341)
...for some reason pretty much only with Ubuntu users in my experience. Maybe because they are in a huge majority.
Posted Jan 8, 2013 13:50 UTC (Tue) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185)
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