Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jul 2005 13:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical Ltd, founders of the popular Ubuntu Linux-based operating system, have today announced the creation of The Ubuntu Foundation with an initial funding commitment of US$10m. The Ubuntu Foundation will employ core Ubuntu community members to ensure that Ubuntu will remain fully supported for an extended period of time.
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RE[5]: Ubuntu - not the best.
by rm6990 on Sat 9th Jul 2005 06:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ubuntu - not the best."
rm6990
Member since:
2005-07-04

Mepis and all the rest I mentioned did what Ubuntu is doing a long while ago. Theirs just something fishy there. At first they didn't tell about the guy behind it, and there logo.

Just something wrong with the whole picture. I am sorry if I offend you are anyone. I know Mepis doesn't work for everyone and it's all Linux, which is a good thing.

When I went looking for a distro I looked for one that was ready to go and Mepis fit the bill.

There's just something there that doesn't add up. These other friendly distro were around before and this new one comes in and sweeps everyone away; yet this type of distro has been around and still is around.

Maybe it's just the Monk in me coming out. ;)


Yep, you're definately right. Ubuntu is a huge conspiracy ;-)

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joelito_pr Member since:
2005-07-07

The thing is that the experience gained by those other distros is the very reason why ubuntu is so popular...

Ubuntu was concieved to be a user friendly general purpose distro from the begining...

Has a clear idea of the overall goals of the project, something that many of the older distributions lack...

Maintains a regular release cycle...

It uses the debian Core but remains updated (Each new release is more updated than Debian testing, at the time of release)

When a new release arrives they just don't inmediatelly pull the plug on the older one...

PS: I'm a native spanish speaker, just in case my english needs improving...

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