Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Sep 2010 22:42 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu If there's one consistent piece of criticism that gets lobbed in Canonical's and Mark Shuttleworth's direction, it's that they do not contribute enough code - or anything else for that matter - to the Free software world. Mark Shuttleworth has apparently had enough, and has written a very, very lengthy blog post detailing how he feels about this criticism.
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I would agree...
by VistaUser on Wed 15th Sep 2010 00:10 UTC
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I would agree with him if Ubuntu had expanded marketshare and expanded mindshare.

Instead what it seems to have done is take marketshare away from traditional linux distributions, but not really created all that much new marketshare in and of itself by winning over converts from other operating systems.

Sure, some have moved over, but if Ubuntu was not around most still would have moved over, but to a different distro.

This however is not to knock Ubuntu. It did the right things at the right moments, having stability when others may have lacked it.

I sometimes tinker with Fedora and would probably not consider Ubuntu, but there were a few early releases where Ubuntu was doing a good job and the impression of how things are seem to have stuck since then to some degree.

That is not the fault of Canonical though.

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