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[3]: Ubuntu
by Lunitik on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 20:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu"
Lunitik
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2005-08-07

Actually, Ubuntu offers some of the smallest numbers of testers around. Less than 10% of their users are running the development releases, so its really difficult to make that argument.

Where the real testing comes from is that Ubuntu are generally at least 6 months behind Fedora, and Fedora users are actually giving worthwhile feedback to fix things.

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RE[4]: Ubuntu
by vivainio on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 20:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Ubuntu"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


Where the real testing comes from is that Ubuntu are generally at least 6 months behind Fedora, and Fedora users are actually giving worthwhile feedback to fix things.


Ok, let me rephrase - Ubuntu releases are better tested than other distros.

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RE[5]: Ubuntu
by Lunitik on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 20:48 in reply to "RE[4]: Ubuntu"
Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

Again, I can't agree.

Of the *free* distributions, perhaps, but how does that serve the ecosystem well?

No one in the Linux sphere tests as completely as RHEL, no one.

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