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 Jeff Waugh on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 23:13 UTC

What you just described as "doing it right" was avoided specifically because it's WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. You could not ship a stable, supportable, 'just works' distro doing what you've said above. :-) Instead, we do it the right way -> aggregate all of those extra repositories you add, and build the whole lot against the one distribution. Reliable, easy to understand, and actually supportable.