are we really all going to download updated kernels, with headers and all, just to shave 3 secs off the boot time? am i missing something?This kind of update, with the disruption to a working system, makes a mockery of one of open sources so-called strengths, which is how quickly flaws are found and fixed. What this update is attempting to correct is no flaw, fatal or otherwise. And it causes me (and others who do the same) to have to manually re-install ATI-supplied video drivers (and possibly nVidia as well, but I don't know). Under normal circumstances this isn't such a problem since kernel updates are usually infrequent as well as necessary. But this makes the forth update since the release of Ubuntu 8.04, and this one caught my attention because of the flimsy excuse for which it was being made.
I've come a long way from the high opinion I once held for Ubuntu 7.04 to the low opinion I now hold for this release. I think this is the last straw. It's well past time for me to move on to Mandriva.