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Re: ATI video comes out of the closet



On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 13:17:11 -0500
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:

> Those are great for server apps that were feature complete ages ago but 
> not so great for desktops apps receiving a lot of current attention. By 
> next year the Firefox, OpenOffice, Evolution, etc. versions they include 
> will be way, way out of date instead of just slightly outdated like they 
> are now. Does firefox 1.5 sound current to anyone here? Would you want 
> to be stuck with it until the next Centos release?

You are asking for something that is logically inconsistent.

1. You want absolutely stable software.

2. You want the latest-and-greatest software.

Though you try to sound like you are an "old hand" with computers and system
administration, this demand makes it appear that you don't have the experience
that you are claiming to have.

By definition, the latest-and-greatest software is not going to be rock-solid
stable.  That's why it's called "cutting edge" -- you can sometimes get cut
when you use it.

You must make a choice here.  Do you want stable software that doesn't change
over the longer term?  Or do you want the latest new toys and gadgets to play
with.

You have failed to make that choice, and want both.  Sorry.  It just doesn't
work that way.  "I demand a dog, but it has to look exactly like a cat."

No.  You can't have it.

I realize that you are probably disappointed by this, but it's simply the
nature of the way that software development works in real life.

-- 
MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~ http://www.melvilletheatre.com


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