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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu has come under a decent amount of flack over the past few months, particularly over their decision to use the 'Dash Search' to return results from Amazon by default in their most recent release.
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RE[4]: Picking sides...
by Alfman on Mon 18th Mar 2013 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Picking sides..."
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"This is why I also suggested figuring out how to get the cloud to work right, because that would then eliminate the need to 'fix' existing email or build a new ground-up architecture to replace it....why not put all your energies into ironing out that system and ensuring it achieves its full potential?"

Thousands of FOSS devs are already working on everything you can conceive under the sun, your just not giving them credit for it because your too busy holding some grudge against unrelated FOSS developers.

Secondly, your logic is a bit hypocritical, you criticize those who reinvent the Desktop Environment, yet you propose doing exactly that for email because you feel it should work differently.

"And that's the sort of crafty lateral thinking that the FOSS world could do wonders with, if only they had a bit more of vision and boldness. Cheers."

This is trolling.

Let me make a suggestion here: If you really do have an interest in certain types of projects, you could do some research and join existing FOSS projects that you are interested in to see what kind of help you can offer. If nothing else, you could spread adoption by promoting them by encouraging others to use them too. This would be far more productive than the non-constructive criticisms that you are posting here.

Edit: I do understand your motivation for wanting to improve email systems, I do too, but please consider that blanket criticism of linux distro devs gets us no further to realizing these improvements. We'd need the widespread cooperation of millions of people and corporations to pull it off: banks, governments, ISPs, schools, end users, software providers, etc. It's a much larger problem than FOSS can handle alone.

Edited 2013-03-18 14:29 UTC

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