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Re: Bloatware and the 80/20 Myth (was some unrelated subject)

Trond Eivind Glomsrød wrote:
> > If you don't need the new features, don't upgrade?

Aaron Konstam wrote:
> That is certainly sensible advice but turns out to be in practice impossible
> over the long run when older versions are no longer supported by the
> manufacturer. Also holes are fixed in new versions which still exist in older
> versions.

Funny thing, that is supposed to be one of the open source selling
points:  you can get the source and fix it yourself!  ;)  Of course
fixing it yourself would probably result in a similar repair as that
used in the "offically" release version, so you'd only be wasting time
and resources.  Truth be told, hardly anyone is going to go that route
when they can just throw more cheap hardware at the problem and move on.

Just my opinion.  YMMV.


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