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.
Permalink for comment 441193
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
SlackerJack
Member since:
2005-11-12

It's about putting all of these things together right and quiet frankly, no distro has done it properly to the point where it is seamless.

Fedora is good if you purely like FOSS, but it's not going to get anywhere in the desktop market what so ever without providing a seamless way of integrating proprietary software. FOSS is not good enough to replace the NVIDIA binary, codecs or Flash and why Canonical has seamlessly integrated such things into their distro.

openSUSE again fail here but at least prove Flash via the updates, but again because they're purely FOSS, fail to provide any sort of out of the box proprietary install solution besides manually adding repositories.

Reply Parent Score: 2