Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2006 20:49 UTC, submitted by Eugenia
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Is Ubuntu an operating system? Last week at EuroOSCON, Mark Shuttleworth gave the closing keynote outlining what he believes are the major struggles faced by the open-source/free-software community. During his talk, it became clear that Ubuntu is trying to achieve a radical shift in the software world. Ubuntu isn't trying to be a platform for mass-market application software: it is trying to be the primary provider of both the operating system and all the application software that a typical user would want to run on his machine. Most Linux distributions are like this, and I think it is a dangerous trend that will stifle innovation and usability."
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by evad on Thu 5th Oct 2006 21:18 UTC
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"Ubuntu cannot prevent users from installing software, but it does intentionally make installation difficult."

Oh this is just pure rubbish.

When I download a .deb file on this Ubuntu system it by default opens up a install window checks for dependancies and then asks me if I want to install it. (this is gdebi)

I could argue all of his other points but I'm not going to bother - he obviously doesn't use Ubuntu or he's just making up rubbish.

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