Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 8th Jul 2009 18:34 UTC, submitted by rlem6983
Google Google's recent move of revealing the Chrome OS to a suspecting public has put a great many people on alert. Some say it's a major privacy issue, some say Google oughtn't to become more and more monopolistic, while others think that the wide array of popular Linux distributions shouldn't become even more fragmented than it already is. "Google's decision to create its own Linux distribution and splinter the Linux community decisively once again can only be seen as foolhardy and self-obsessive. Instead of treading its own path, Google should have sought to leverage the stellar work already carried out by Mark Shuttleworth and his band of merry coders and tied its horse to the Ubuntu cart."
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RE[5]: No thanks Ubuntu.
by Teknoenie on Thu 9th Jul 2009 03:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No thanks Ubuntu."
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"Your... err... response demonstrates the point I was making most clearly. Even more clearly, in fact, than Lunitik's response previous to yours. Thanks."

How many Ubuntu systems do you maintain? I maintain 7000 hosts and in the enterprise Ubuntu deployment sucks! Suse Autoyast and RedHat Kickstart kick that crap out of Ubuntu. Actually Ubuntu PXE files don't even support the hardware that the CD does! Most people are only deploying it on a handful of machines, by hand. These people don't have a clue what it's like to deploy systems and services for a large enterprise let alone the likes of Google or Yahoo!

All the more power to Google!

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