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[8]: No thanks Ubuntu.
by Fergy on Thu 9th Jul 2009 07:59 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: No thanks Ubuntu."
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I use Ubuntu on my desktop and laptop. Why, because I'm lazy, but on the other hand I can also use LFS and know GNU/Linux, BSD and UNIX pretty darn well.

You are implying that you can get the same easy to use results that Ubuntu provides without using those evil binary blobs. I'm sure that if there was a good opensource replacement for those blobs that Ubuntu would love to use those instead.

Do you know something that other people don't?

The reason I like Ubuntu is because they make a usable desktop OS without me having to hunt for scripts to fix all the flaws I see in(for example) Fedora.

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