Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 16:05 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux As we mentioned in a previous article, Red Hat advocate Greg DeKoenigsberg claimed that due to the much larger amount of code it's contributed, Red Hat is a better open source citizen than Canonical, adding, "Canonical is a marketing organization masquerading as an engineering organization." A Computerworld blog retorts that that's no insult; and that marketing Linux could be just as important to the cause as contributing code. Updated
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RE: Ubuntu
by Zifre on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 19:10 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu"
Zifre
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2009-10-04

What Ubuntu does is - it's making a distro that friggin works and looks nice. Try any other distro, and you'll quickly see how polished Ubuntu is in comparison. For many distros, it almost feels like they didn't even try it before shipping.

I agree. This is probably why Ubuntu is so popular. I recently installed Arch Linux because I wanted a rolling release distro and I wanted good KDE packaging. I was surprised at how hard it was. I knew Arch Linux was supposed to be for power users, but it almost felt like it was out to get me. Thankfully it's all done now, and it's just as friendly as Ubuntu now.

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