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Ubuntu 10.10: a meaningless release

Sep 24, 2010, 09:02 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Over the last week, I've been playing around with the beta of the forthcoming Ubuntu release - Maverick Meerkat or version 10.10 - which is scheduled to be officially unveiled on October 10. And I have just one question to ask: why is it being released at all?

"What major changes are present to justify an upgrade? If all that the new version has to show is incremental changes in version numbers of major applications, why is there the need for so much hoo-haa?

"Is Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, guilty of becoming a prisoner of its own hype, and unable to revert to some kind of commonsenical schedule that would reflect the correct state of affairs?"

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