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Ubuntu's latest Linux will help debug crashes


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With its upcoming "Feisty Fawn" version of Ubuntu Linux due on 19 April, Canonical hopes to shed light on what happens when things go wrong.

Feisty Fawn, also known as version 7.04, comes with software that can send debugging information to help programmers track down the problems that cause applications to crash, Canonical chief executive Mark Shuttleworth said in an interview.

"There are potentially millions of users of an application on Ubuntu, but they don't have a relationship with us or upstream developers," Shuttleworth said. "If we can connect those two groups more effectively, it's good for both of them."

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I just downloaded it and am goingto install it now. I will post my impressions once I tinker with it for a while :whistling:
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hopefully it will be more usefull than the microsoft version of the same concept
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I just downloaded it and am goingto install it now. I will post my impressions once I tinker with it for a while :whistling:


ditto, just backing up important files from 6.10, then it's getting deleted in favor of 7.04.
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Michael Dell Uses Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

http://www.dell.com/.......l=en&s=corp
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So far I'm liking it a lot, it's a significant improvement over Edgy and a big step towards Linux being adapted on the average computer user's desktop. The install and configuration was a breeze. Only negatives so far are that updating and installing new packages via Synaptic is incredibly slow (as the servers are overloaded by people trying to download Feisty) and I'm having some trouble getting Beryl to work, but I'm using an ATI card so I guess that's to be expected.

Keith, I saw that on slashdot. Here's hoping that this means Ubuntu will be an option on future Dells :whistling:
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thus far, i see no major differences other than the fact that my internet now runs at 30kb/s as opposed to 180kb/s on ubuntu 6.10 and windows xp. :whistling:
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Slightly off topic I'm trying out PCLinuxOS, another distro that comes on a live CD, I think it was the first to do so. I would rate it highly as a replacement for Win98 or 2000 Pro, it drives more like Windows than any other distro I've met, and installation was very easy. It does seem to have a problem managing memory but hopefully that will be fixed.

And I've downloaded the non-live version of Feisty and will be trying it soon.

It seems like bad timing on Big Bill's part to drop support for Win98 and ME just when these nice, easy to use distros are maturing.
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thus far, i see no major differences other than the fact that my internet now runs at 30kb/s as opposed to 180kb/s on ubuntu 6.10 and windows xp. :whistling:


to not scare anyone away from ubuntu... it was just that the ubuntu servers are running slow because of all the people downloading fiesty and packages for fiesty. The only time I experience slow speeds is when I am downloading packages from ubuntu. When I download anything else I get normal speeds. Also, the speeds with ubuntu packages are better than yesterday, about 90kb/s now, and I expect that within a week or two they should be normal.
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I put it on my brothers laptop a couple of weeks ago it was still in beta but it was stable and close enough to release that i felt confident with it and its been great very few problems, it also took allot less time to set feisty up than edgy.
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I've put the Feisty alternative version on a disk and compared with the PCLinux more stuff works, I'm also comparing it with the latest version of SimplyMepis and Linux Mint. The desktop of PCLinux is definitely the best with everything being well arranged and accessible but the functionality of Feisty is better. I don't like the desktops of Mint or SimplyMepis, they're too busy and things aren't proportioned well at all. If someone had to work with them several hours a day it could become very tiring. For instance the font faces on SimplyMepis are too small at any resonable resolution, not matter what you do.
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I think they did a great job updating the media codecs. Its nice to think i can watch wmv, avi's without having to use automatix.
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