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Old 02-16-2012, 12:00 PM   #16
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New user can't wait until April for the latest kernel/firefox/libreoffice/vlc/pidgin/gnome/kde/whatever, they want it NOW!!!
That's not a new user, that's just an idiot.
There are some bugs here and there...
Not on my computers there aren't, but then I'm not using Arch
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:15 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by DavidMcCann View Post
That's not a new user, that's just an idiot.
New kernels, browsers, applications, desktop environments, etc. introduce new features, bug patches, security fixes, improvements (yes, and sometimes, regressions/bugs). It is normal human behavior to want the latest stable software releases from the "upstream" developers; I wouldn't go so far as to call these users "idiots."

It does however lead to some entertaining "square peg, round hole" moments when a new Ubuntu user suddenly realizes the implications of "Ubuntu is not rolling release."
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Not on my computers there aren't, but then I'm not using Arch
I was mostly refering to KDE. I've had some problems with panels and other stuff in KDE. Still use it though
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old stable software

I often employ old stable software and it is working acceptable to me


software, stable, unstable

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