[maemo-users] 4.2007.38-2 available

From: Fred C drfredc at drfredc.com
Date: Wed Oct 3 18:12:02 EEST 2007
On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 22:36:10 -0700
Thomas Leavitt <thomas at thomasleavitt.org> wrote:

> What I'm not understanding here is that the tablet is a debian Linux 
> system, in it's essence... what's the issue with just making the
> updated packages available, for the power users and tweakers willing
> to go through the work of a manual update? 

What I'm not understanding is the big rush to update for a few minor
fixes, especially if there's the known potential of extra user overhead
getting the update and apps all sorted out.   If it aint broke, ...

Or put another way, my Clinc's software runs over 1000 per year for
updates and support.  A couple month's ago the released a major
update/upgrade which I've still not installed.  It takes months to
sort out the bugs in this sort of stuff, plus the staff has to be
brought up to speed overnight.  So I'm sitting back and waiting for the
dust to settle so when I do the install (10 stations), it's rock solid
so I don't have to hassle of training the staff how do deal with a lot
of kludge workarounds to get work done, or (worse case) data crash
which would caase everything to come to a halt. I'm paying decent bucks
(along with 30000 other clinics) for this update 'service', which I'm
choosing to go slow on.  Ditto for the megabuck software running my
dental cad/cam system.  

It's laughable that a bunch of whiner techno geeks fully  expect their
newly released, reasonably functional, internet tablet to be provided
with instant FREE updates tto match their every whim.  As far as I can
tell (by clinical software standards), the OS that most of us are
currently using is really a modestly stable early beta version of the
final stable OS. 

We're the guinea pigs of this project/product,
complete with a  significant segment of this user population who insist
on running on their damn noisey treadmill all night, who then
spend their days complaining about all the work they 'have' to do at
night. It's seriously funny stuff guys... 

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