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Comment Re:Thick Skin (Score 1) 786

For Windows, iOS it seems to be decisions by committee and business need.

You say this as if somehow a committee eliminates the politics that are present in Linux, which cannot be further from the truth. I bet there are tons of things that the committee for each OS has turned down for various reasons, but you and I don't know about it because it isn't open.

Seems like the King does not want something added to "his" kernel,

Precisely right. RH is fully capable of adding it to their kernel, as are any other distros. Linus does not want it in his kernel and that's that!

Comment Re:It was meant to be a joke (Score 1) 524

I wouldn't think anyone would take the half hour remark literal.

I have had a manager who behaves, literally, as you claim you do. You think you're being flippant or glib, but you aren't. There are managers who want to be a part of the process and they think that means interrupting everyone who is actually working. And from your tirade, you sound like you're one of them. You think you're doing everyone good with your frequent communication sessions, but you're actually an impediment to actual progress.

Comment The car is modified for disabled drivers (Score 1) 1176

The headline and summary is missing vital information: the car has been modified for disabled drivers. Hugh Pickens and Timothy have both practiced bad journalism/editorialism by bringing this article to Slashdot and hiding important facts within the summary.

Suggestions to shift to neutral, stop the engine and so forth are uninformed as the severity of the modifications are as yet unknown (not published).

Comment Re:Because there's already an LTS Ubuntu: Debian (Score 1) 222

I run Debian "unstable" at work. They have frozen it for months now and it will remain that way until the next "stable" release comes out. "Unstable" is running kernel 3.2 and Gnome 3.2. The current kernel is 3.7 and Gnome is 3.2.

Ergo, Debian "unstable" is not a rolling release nor is it current or "unstable".

Comment Re:Be careful (Score 2) 222

They aren't?

I left Debian because they decided that freezing their rolling release "unstable" branch was needed for many months before their next official release. I switched to Ubuntu 12.10 (an Interim release) and gained improvements in Kernel, GUI, and utilities. If Ubuntu would go with a rolling release, I'd be pleased as punch.

Some choose LTS for some really reasons. My company (software developer) long stood by Ubuntu 8.04. Now they're regretting that decision. New employees are trying to get an install, but lo-and-behold, none of the servers have the needed updates or packages for that old and now unsupported release. Other issues arise with trying to move to the current LTS 12.04, as none of the software we're working on doesn't compile with the newer libraries.

Whose fault is that? I blame my company, we depend upon broken anachronisms and aren't putting in the effort to try to stay current (like our customers).

Comment Re:Yay, I think? (Score 1) 222


I'm rockin' Debian "unstable" and it is frozen, and has been for some time. No new packages or updates will be accepted until the next Debian release is made, unless they are of a bugfix nature. Gnome 3 is stuck at Gnome 3.2, but Ubuntu 12.10 is rollin' Gnome 3.6, and it behaves much, much better.

In short, Debian is not a "rollling release" right now, nor is it current, even in the "unstable" branch. God have mercy on those fools who try to work with "stable" or "testing."

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