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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On the Horizon?
by segedunum on Wed 15th Sep 2010 15:22 UTC
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Ubuntu gets asked about because Shuttleworth gave away free discs to get the ball rolling. Apart from that they're not even a small splash in a rockpool next to a large ocean.

Ubuntu simply hasn't advanced anything one iota, and the desktop software hasn't got better as a result of Ubuntu.

This 'marketing' and 'people know about Linux because of Ubuntu' gets dredged up every time to justify what Ubuntu has done, or hasn't done. The fact is that desktop Linux usage has not improved at all in the last six years.

Edited 2010-09-15 15:29 UTC

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