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451 CAOS Theory: Mark Shuttleworth Interview, Part I: On Dapper, and Ubuntu in the Enterprise

May 30, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"When Shuttleworth originally suggested that the delay take place, the reasons given were to increase stability and reliability of Dapper, as well as devoting additional developer time to UI polish, to try to make Dapper stand out as a high-quality desktop operating system for large-scale deployment. While there was some grumbling of the 'But-we-could-be-ready-in-time' type from developers, it seemed that most people felt the stated goals were laudable, and the delay brief enough.

"But, obviously, there was more to it than just making sure quality was up to snuff. While Ubuntu has versions for Intel, Mac and 64-bit architecture, could it have been that the delay was to prepare Ubuntu for another platform...?"

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