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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RE[3]: Good Article
by chris_dk on Fri 6th Oct 2006 17:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good Article"
chris_dk
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2005-07-12

Segedunum, I agree with you.

Reposotories are a great way to update the OS and the apps that come with it, but not as a way to get new apps.

The failure to accept autopackage is a symptom of bad cooperation and of fear. Fear because the distros will lose power if all apps are packaged in a distro-neutral way.

Linux vendors should really find a way to manage universal packages if they feel that autopackage is not the solution.

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