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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Lunitik
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2005-08-07

You're right about mobiles, tablets, and other similar form factors. There is no denying Android is a success, and that is technically a Linux distro.

Linux on the desktop will always be for the nerds though. Which sort of makes it even funnier that Ubuntu is trying to market to normal users. On corporate workstations it has its place also, but for the normal home user? Laughable.

Ubuntu Unity is doomed to fail, it is competing with both Android and Intel/Nokia backed MeeGo. Corporations don't take Ubuntu seriously, and despite what you might think, home users still have no idea what Ubuntu or Linux is. That is proof of Canonical's true marketing prowess, it is only people that hang around online forums that have even heard of Ubuntu.

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