Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2005 22:40 UTC, submitted by Danijel Orsolic
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "This follow-up to the previously published article 'Ubuntu: Derivative or Fork?' takes into account most of everything that has been posted as a reaction to the first article to present a general opinion and compare them with facts derived from various resouces. You'll see that peace can be achieved between these two, and ultimately any GNU/Linux group out there."
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Babble Babble
by on Wed 28th Sep 2005 10:01 UTC

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Move along here, not much to see, surely. Just a rather woolly essay from a school kid (by the sound of it) that's successfully stirred a lot of sh-one-t.

Ubuntu's most important work isn't in the well-heeled West anyway, with our outlandishly powerful desktops and fast broadband. Ubuntu's thoughtful and carefully simplified approach is what the rest of the world needs, where telecoms are poor to non-existent, computerware costs a fortune (comparatively) and perhaps there is only one PC in a village or school.

Even better, running FOSS software allows users to retain their dignity. They aren't reduced to being developing-world supplicants receiving cut-price software handouts from Big Bill and his gang.

Everything Ubuntu does was available to Debian for years. A glance at a site like Planet Debian suggests why the Debian "community" hoho were unable or unwilling to implement a simplified desktop version of pure Debian that might actually help people whose parents aren't able to afford the West's finest universities. I guess the Debian project leaders might care to ask themselves a few questions about why Debian seems stuck in a time warp, but it looks as if they are too busy trying to make money out of the Debian name these days.

Just my 2 cents.

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RE: Babble Babble
by raver31 on Wed 28th Sep 2005 12:22 in reply to "Babble Babble"
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2005-07-06


Even better, running FOSS software allows users to retain their dignity. They aren't reduced to being developing-world supplicants receiving cut-price software handouts from Big Bill and his gang.


yes, the one pc in 3rd world village might be a 386 with 48mb or ram, but at least it can run a modern distro, with a good window manager and free apps.
And I mean FREE as in BEER apps.
The whole village can have the experience for zero dineros, legally too !
but if they were to use windows, then if they were to use a decent amount of software, if legal, it would cost too much.
and that cut down version of xp that runs 3 apps or something like that, is purely an insult to all of the 3rd world.

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