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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I have to laugh
by DigitalAxis on Thu 5th Oct 2006 22:56 UTC
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I seem to recall, not too long ago, people complained about distros installing too many applications to do the same thing- install Kubuntu and you have both Firefox and Konqueror, for example... and KDE comes with Kate, Kedit and Kwrite...

After all the screaming about too many text editors, too many DEs, too many music players, now someone comes along and attacks Linux for LACK of CHOICE?

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RE: I have to laugh
by twenex on Thu 5th Oct 2006 23:46 in reply to "I have to laugh"
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I know; it's really a prime example of the "MS good; everything else bad" mentality. Shudder. Am I glad to get out of THAT rat-hole.

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