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Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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Hoodlum
Member since:
2009-05-22

Wow, I wondered when we'd get someone spouting the Greg "Arsehole" KH "Ubuntu contributes nothing blah blah blah" rhetoric.

I find it sad that someone (Greg KH) who has contributed so much to Linux gets debased in this way for stating the number of contributions from the significant parties involved in the Linux ecosystem.

He has given numbers on numerous occasions, this isn't some vicious rumor. Since when did telling the truth make you an "arsehole"?

PS. They haven't really done anything for GNOME either. The company you're looking for is RH there.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

He's still an Arsehole, perfectly willing to downplay the efforts on everyone and anyone that isn't Novell or Red Hat. Plus, I will never forgive him for the Devfs fiasco, he single-handedly managed to prevent Linux from moving to the next stage in device management and is why we're stuck with clunky udev instead of a proper device filesystem. If you like I'll go find an archive of that thread and you can see just exactly why he's such an arsehole.

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Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

He's still an Arsehole

Oh, constant repetition makes your insult a fact??

How much and what have you done for FOSS? Did you do more than Greg?

perfectly willing to downplay the efforts on everyone and anyone that isn't Novell or Red Hat.

Yeah man! Anyone who isn't Novell or Red Hat. Or MontaVista. Or Mandriva. Or Gentoo. Or WindRiver. Or rPath. Or IBM. Or Intel. Or Oracle. Or countless hobbyists who don't get paid at all.
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/gregkh/images/lpc_200...
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/gregkh/images/lpc_200...


Plus, I will never forgive him for the Devfs fiasco, he single-handedly managed to prevent Linux from moving to the next stage in device management and is why we're stuck with clunky udev instead of a proper device filesystem.

Prevented? How? Isn't Linux no longer FOSS and are all sources secret? Can't you just maintain your own fork with devfs?

Edited 2010-05-09 21:54 UTC

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fanboi_fanboi Member since:
2010-04-21

He's still an Arsehole,


Pot meet kettle, jumping all over posters who disagree with your Napoleonic world view.

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