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Re: want to prevent people from making mistakes?

On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 2:01 PM, lanas <lanas securenet net> wrote:
> On Satudray, 6 Dec 2008 19:04:27 -0600,
> "Arthur Pemberton" <pemboa gmail com> wrote :
>> On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 10:17 AM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 gmail com>
>> wrote:
>>> Couple that with the fact that the support lifespan is
>>> realistically less than 1 year and its getting hard to justify
>>> spending time with Fedora releases.
>> Well really, I don't think people use Fedora for support.
> This is why I want to mirror F8.  F8 is good for everyday work.

So is F9. Will update to F10 as soon as possible myself.

> F10 is
> not.

That's the nice thing about having opinions and choice.

> F8 will become obsolete soon.

I thought F8 was already obsolete now that F10 is out.

> So what happens if I want to
> install a new machine in 6 months from now and immediately start
> working with it ?  F8, with all the updates, is a sure value.
> Support ?  Depends.  Support as in 'the floor of the house is solid and
> supports our furniture', yes.
> Maybe that's asking too much for a free OS.  Maybe the short lives
> of the OS versions is done on purpose to raise more sells for the
> commercial product.

Well that's nice an inflammatory.

> After all, who can seriously move from one version
> to the other every six months when you have work to do ?

Well, that's no issue for my desktop. And I run Centos on my servers.

> Only people
> with ample time on their hands can fiddle with adjusting the
> idiosyncracies of each new release on their own time.

Okay then,

> Maxbe they don't
> have ideas of their own to work with, or projects to realize.  Maybe
> they do that on another, stable, machine after all.

Or maybe it isn't a big deal for them. With a livecd you can be up and
running in as long as it takes to backup and restore your /home and

> F8 is good for work.  Not for home as I'm still using Fedora Core 6 for
> making music as the sound on FC6 works (as a sidenote I think CCRMA are
> up to F8 now, so these guys might have solved jackd issues with
> pulseaudio-whatever-new-scheme-du-jour was found in there).

I'd just remove Pulseaudio if it is getting in yuor way. That's what I
did for myself. However there is clear evidence that some people
really need PulseAudio.

> At each Fedora release I was enthusiastic.  Skipped over FC7, installed
> F8, abruptly scalded with F9, I've installed F10 first in VMWare, and
> then gave it a try on a real machine only to find out that in the end
> due to a certain number of annoyances (one regarding networking - not
> nice when networking is your field and you rely on the good operation of
> basic methods) I've 'upgraded' to F8 from F10.  I miss the nice
> transparent look,...

My only annoyance with F9 was pulseaudio. And removing it was very easy.

> ... but hey, it works and _I_ work.

Right so what was the point of this email then.

Fedora 9 : sulphur is good for the skin
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