- Jan 29, 2006
- 9,066 (2.07/day)
- My house.
|Processor||AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430|
|Cooling||Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU|
|Memory||2GB G.Skill DDR2 800|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire X850XT @ 580/600|
|Storage||WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.|
|Display(s)||Hanns G 19" widescreen, 5ms response time, 1440x900|
|Case||Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).|
|Audio Device(s)||Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).|
|Power Supply||ThermalTake 430W TR2|
|Software||XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.|
A patch released on August 21 did more harm then good the day it was released. While it may have fixed some security problems, it completely eliminated the Graphical User Interface (GUI). After patching, several thousand users had to work in command line until installing an older patch. "As a team we made a series of errors, and the result was a desktop that was broken for thousands of users, for several hours. It has been a severe lesson in (quality assurance)," the founder of Ubuntu said in his blog. Ubuntu users are divided over how to react to this. Some users "don't think Linux is ready for prime-time yet... It's too much work for to little reward." Others feel that Ubuntu will not let such a problem happen again, and hating Ubuntu for this incident "is no different than someone falling off a chair and then blaming gravity for their misfortune." Ubuntu will try to prevent future issues from happening using several methods, including a possible future rollback tool. Detailed instructions on how to fix the problem can be found here.