View Poll Results: Should newbies be steered to the latest version of Ubuntu?

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  • Definitely not - we don't want them to be turned away.

    14 13.59%
  • Maybe not - an older version might be okay

    9 8.74%
  • Steer them to something recent, but not very latest

    27 26.21%
  • The more recent versions will help the community more

    9 8.74%
  • Let's stick with putting them on the latest version

    44 42.72%
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Thread: Should newbies be steered to the latest version of Ubuntu?

  1. #61
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    Re: Ubuntu newbies are guinea pigs

    new people want pretty. The gnu [pad pun] one is preffered
    "Meddle not with roos; thou art crunchy and grasshopper-like" ※The SABRFL※

    Last edited by ubunterooster; 1 Minute ago

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    Re: Should newbies be steered to the latest version of Ubuntu?

    This is a hard question to answer right off. For the 9.10 release, yes! But in the past, an LTS may have been more stable. This may be the case again in the future. I do not think there is one right answer to the question. I also think it depends on the user. Some new users may be okay with bugs, I was. Others, like my grandma, not so much.

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    Re: Should newbies be steered to the latest version of Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssam View Post
    newer versions on average support more hardware and have less bugs.

    whats really needed is more beta testing.
    agree 100%. in effect, there should be a longer release than 6 months. this will give developers to fix the bugs reported in the upcomming release. currently, even if bugs are not fixed, the release goes on due to the "one release per 6 months" thingy. If we have a more flexible release date, those bugs that were reported during testing would most likely not drag on past the release. in addition, bugs should be evaluated with their severity in mind before releasing the cd with the sofware that has the bug in it. if its a high importance (major) bug, dont include it. instead, put a dummy package in and stick it into the repos when the bug is fixed.
    Last edited by sandyd; March 15th, 2010 at 09:11 PM.

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    Re: Should newbies be steered to the latest version of Ubuntu?

    9-10 brought the Ubuntu Software Center and a large number of audio problems..

    Ask most what they want, they will most likely go for the newest, but don't MAKE them choose one way or another.

    -my 2¢ [differently said from the 2¢ of the last 2 times]
    "Meddle not with roos; thou art crunchy and grasshopper-like" ※The SABRFL※

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