Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2006 20:49 UTC, submitted by Eugenia
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Is Ubuntu an operating system? Last week at EuroOSCON, Mark Shuttleworth gave the closing keynote outlining what he believes are the major struggles faced by the open-source/free-software community. During his talk, it became clear that Ubuntu is trying to achieve a radical shift in the software world. Ubuntu isn't trying to be a platform for mass-market application software: it is trying to be the primary provider of both the operating system and all the application software that a typical user would want to run on his machine. Most Linux distributions are like this, and I think it is a dangerous trend that will stifle innovation and usability."
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No, wrong.
by codehead78 on Thu 5th Oct 2006 22:31 UTC
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2006-08-04

The distros have to pick a set of software and make it work. That's what they do. They have to because a lot of software needs a little work to be usable. If distros didn't pick a set of software and add a little polish, things would be much worst. The distros do the dirty work that volunteer programmers don't want to do, and they can
't do that for every project.

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RE: No, wrong.
by ma_d on Thu 5th Oct 2006 23:00 in reply to "No, wrong."
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2005-06-29

The "polish" was always the part that drove me away from those distributions, heh.

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