Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 1st Oct 2009 21:02 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu We reported earlier on a blog post entitled "Ubuntu Report Card (2009)" where the author detailed how they felt the Ubuntu experience had improved over the years. In a follow-up series of articles looking at the future, Tanner Helland has written 10 different broadly-scoped feature requests that [he] 'and many others would like to see by the time Ubuntu 10.10 rolls around'.
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RE: Ubuntu
by Zifre on Sun 4th Oct 2009 19:01 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu"
Zifre
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2009-10-04

I really hope Ubuntu the doesn't become the "default Linux distribution". While I do like Ubuntu, I also equally like Fedora, Arch Linux, and GoboLinux. Choice is one of my favorite things about Linux. If hardware manufacturers start making drivers specifically for Ubuntu (i.e. they wouldn't work on other distros, at least without some work), then Canonical would practically control desktop Linux.

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RE[2]: Ubuntu
by vivainio on Mon 5th Oct 2009 08:36 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

I really hope Ubuntu the doesn't become the "default Linux distribution".


Already happened, I'm afraid, as far as desktop is concerned.

If hardware manufacturers start making drivers specifically for Ubuntu (i.e. they wouldn't work on other distros, at least without some work), then Canonical would practically control desktop Linux.


Luckily this can't happen because of GPL.

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RE[3]: Ubuntu
by twitterfire on Mon 5th Oct 2009 09:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

"I really hope Ubuntu the doesn't become the "default Linux distribution".


Already happened, I'm afraid, as far as desktop is concerned.
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It doesn't happened, but it will a good thing to have just one and single Linux "distro" or OS. That way things will be pretty clear and you can have one single app that does it's job and does it good. Not need for hundreds of desktops, windows managers, sounds daemons, toolkits, apis, layers and bloat.

I real like the windows and os x model: just a standard set of apis and libs and all apps linked with the standard apis. That way you won't have dependency or compatibility issues and you can download & run a software because you don't need to download other libs or packages.

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