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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RE: Good Article
by Ookaze on Fri 6th Oct 2006 13:46 UTC in reply to "Good Article"
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Software repositories scale well enough thanks.
What doesn't scale is updates, given what you say. Try to at least understand what you're saying.
When the desktop becomes more popular, the software authors mae packages for them automatically (if they can, I don't think xvid authors can without risking lawsuits for example).

If you want a latest version then you have no option but to get unofficial packages of compile it yourself. Not exactly easy installation

True enough.
Not exactly the distro's fault. You could complain to the distro or to the software maker.

With Winbacula all I do is install, and many configuration procedures can be automated as part of the installed

So obviously, it's entirely the Bacula authors fault, not the distro's fault at all.

The application developers are in the best position to know when their software is final and works, and if you can provide a good infrastructure in your operating system for making testing, packaging and installing painless, then so much the better

So why they don't do that ? And why do you blame the distro ?

Users being able to install the up to date software that they want is a problem to be solved, not avoided

So why don't you start complaining to Bacula authors ?

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