Fedora 12 vindicates the Karmic Koala – No OS is perfect.

In a previous post, I had openly stated how I disagree with the way and manner in which people are attacking the latest Ubuntu release code named Karmic Koala , to the extent of likening it to the legendary failure of Windows Vista. Well, to those who expect absolute perfection and a buggless OS, check out this bug in the latest release of Fedora 12.
It is a bug that lets anyone get to install software on a machine they do not have the root password to. Do you see my point now? No OS made of codes can be perfect. If you install Ubuntu and have bugs, that does not mean Ubuntu has failed and that it will be like Vista. Rather than spend time badmouthing Ubuntu because of a bug you have discovered, you could help make the correction by reporting it to the developers. 
Ubuntu Karmic Koala is the best Ubuntu release ever. However, that does not make it immune from errors or bugs. You will encounter them, and the best you can do for yourself and the entire Ubuntu ommunity is to report it to the developers and if you know some coding, help correct it. You can even wipe off Ubuntu from your box and grab any of the 1000+ distros out there and hope to get one without bugs and is absolutely perfect.

5 Replies to “Fedora 12 vindicates the Karmic Koala – No OS is perfect.”

  1. Actually, if you read the conversation in the notes, this wasn't a bug. It was a feature change that is hotly contested by some developers.

    Having said that, I totally agree with your overall assessment about no O/S being perfect. Can't comment on Karmic Koala, though. I'm still using Ubuntu 8.04 at work and Fedora (11) at home. 😉

  2. "anyone get to install software on a machine they do not have the root password to."
    I agree this is a bad decision, but what you state is not accurate:
    1. It is not a "bug", it happened intentionally.
    2. Not "anybody" but only local users. Whoever has physical access to your machine will have all rights anyway (or at least a way to get them).
    3. Not "software" but only signed packages from trusted sources.

    On Ubuntu, the first user can do whatever he wants without the root password. IMO this is a much weaker policy. So please don't mix bugs with features, no matter if you like them or not.

  3. I don't see you point in flaying Vista and at the same time backing Ubuntu. Just accept the fact that no OS is perfect. At the end of the day, developers are also humans, be it open source ones working on Linux or microsoft folks.

  4. @ Christoph

    I'm sorry pal but the first user in Ubuntu cannot perform administrative tasks without the root password. Or perhaps you can site some examples? I'm an Ubuntu user so I know…

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