Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 9th May 2010 12:34 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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Why complain? Just switch distros
by cmost on Sun 9th May 2010 14:23 UTC
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I don't understand this recent upheaval in the Ubuntu fan base. Perhaps they're starting to realize that Ubuntu is popular in the same way Apple products are popular; it has become embedded in the culture. Say media player and iPod comes to mind; say Linux and Ubuntu is what you think of first. A large segment of Ubuntu's user base are Windows converts and Ubuntu is all they know. Users shouldn't forget that there are 600+ Linux distributions out there. Unhappy Ubuntu users should simply try Parsix, Fedora, Sabayon, PCLinuxOS (gnome variant), or Mandriva. Or if they insist on sticking with Ubuntu's base, then I highly recommend Linux Mint. Don't complain, just speak with your choices. If Ubuntu starts to see it's user base dwindling and its ranking on Distrowatch falling, perhaps then it might start paying attention to bug reports and users preferences.

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