Fixing Bugs: How Distributions React

“Two weeks from today, the next version of Ubuntu should be
available for download; the scheduled release date is April 24. A
few significant bugs still remain and it would be interesting to
see how one, in particular, is tackled.

“This bug is one which was first reported in September 2006–the
high frequency of load/unload cycles on some hard drives which
could lead to premature death of the drive…”