Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 16:05 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux As we mentioned in a previous article, Red Hat advocate Greg DeKoenigsberg claimed that due to the much larger amount of code it's contributed, Red Hat is a better open source citizen than Canonical, adding, "Canonical is a marketing organization masquerading as an engineering organization." A Computerworld blog retorts that that's no insult; and that marketing Linux could be just as important to the cause as contributing code. Updated
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Flatland_Spider
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So if Novell made a distro called ClownTimeOS that used a circus theme that wouldn't matter as long as they offered support contracts?


Remember the Luna theme on WinXP, or how about the Aero themes on Vista and Win7?

I've seen apps designed to create as much pain as possible made the standard for large corporations, so the UI is not the deciding factor when decisions are made.

I'm not seeing major corporate rollouts of Ubuntu. I think it has been a waste of time for Linux overall.


I've seen one job posting in my area that called for experience with Ubuntu on the desktop, and looking around there are a couple more around. Not a lot, but some.
http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=ubuntu+desktop&l=

As JAlexoid mentioned and I hinted at, MS has a lot of support technologies that add value to Windows desktops. Ubuntu really needs to create an answer for them (easy implementation by unskilled admins) to really step up as the corporate desktop Linux.

It's funny as to how many people prefer Mint when Shuttleworth has a team of designers and Mint is mostly the work of 1 person.


Money can't buy taste.

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