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Re: Fedora philosophy (was ATI video comes out of the closet)

Craig White wrote:

FWIW, I wouldn't deploy Ubuntu at a large enterprise either.....
What would you deploy that has firefox 2.x OpenOffice 2.2, and other current desktop applications?
some would think that given the relatively recent releases of Firefox
2.x and OpenOffice.org 2.2.x that you are willing to overlook the notion
of 'stable' simply for features but are not willing to apply that

Yes, 'elsewhere' being parts that cause the whole machine to crash or not be able to access some of its devices. A bug in an application or two is something easily fixed with your next update as long as the machine is still running to do it. The point is that if your kernel runs and correctly accesses the devices on your machine, you should need nothing but security updates to keep your machine running properly for its entire lifetime (or at least until you add new hardware). That's also close to true for standards-conforming server software which doesn't need to change until the standards do. It is not true for desktop software where even today's versions are just starting to be complete - old versions just aren't suitable for use.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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