Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 18:26 UTC, submitted by Mark
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Unless you have been living in a cave somewhere in Redmond you would no doubt have heard of Ubuntu and its many derivatives, touted as 'Linux for human beings'. Ubuntu has become the darling of the Linux media and has stolen the limelight from other prominent distributions such as the stalwart Red Hat and, the now Novell owned, SuSE. The question is why?" More here.
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Living in a cave!
by sect2k on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 18:41 UTC
sect2k
Member since:
2006-01-17

After reading this article I wonder if the author is living in a cave somewhere.
This is nothing more then a personal rant and a bad one at that, not worth reading.
People shouldn't write about topics they can't comprehand.

I have a lot of respect for you Eugenia, but this one is an absolute miss.

Edited 2006-09-02 18:45

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RE: Living in a cave!
by binarycrusader on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 19:29 in reply to "Living in a cave!"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

I have a lot of respect for you Eugenia, but this one is an absolute miss.

Ever heard the saying, "Don't shoot the messenger"?

OSNews staff are just the messengers, they didn't write the fetid tripe posted there.

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RE[2]: Living in a cave!
by ralph on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 19:34 in reply to "RE: Living in a cave!"
ralph Member since:
2005-07-10

Ever heard the saying, "Don't shoot the messenger"?

OSNews staff are just the messengers, they didn't write the fetid tripe posted there.


Uhm, I'm pretty sure the editors can decide for themselves what they want to post.

So critisizing their choices is a valid complaint, especially about this troll of an article.

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RE: Living in a cave!
by sanjos on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 03:31 in reply to "Living in a cave!"
sanjos Member since:
2006-04-24

"A tested and bug fixed version of Debian unstable with a pretty installer, a splash screen and the Gnome desktop is hardly the 'revolution' which it is purported to be"

I'm no fan of Ubuntu, but if thats what they are doing, whats wrong with that? Do you have to reinvent the wheel to be classified - revolutionary ? To think of it, a gem is just a piece of rock; cut and polished.

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RE: Living in a cave!
by gilboa on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 15:01 in reply to "Living in a cave!"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

I fully agree.
While I'm far from being a Ubuntu fan (I rather use Fedora and/or Slackware... Debian if I must), this article is nothing more then a series of rants against world + dog.

Move along people, nothing to see here.

- Gilboa

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