Linked by Christian Paratschek on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 16:46 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu By all means, Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Ltd. have made a spectacular arrival on the Linux scene lately. The combination is like a dream come true for many, many Linux aficionados: tightly selected bleeding edge packages to focus the distribution on a single CD, corporate backing, 18 month support, that all sounds like a formidable package.
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by wouter on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 21:18 UTC

I don't think most real Linux 'aficionados' care much for corporate backing, support or limited one-cd distro's (they install their own weird blend of software anyway).

Now, at the risk of being branded troll once again, I still don't understand where these sudden hypes come from. Be it Gentoo, Yoper, Ubuntu or whatever; these are probably all very capable linux distributions, like there are many other very capable linux distributions, but what sets of this overwhelming stream of press attention for some distro's, and not for others?

Blogging sites, distro news sites, themes and backgrounds, every so many months there is a new favourite that takes over. Funny.