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[5]: Ubuntu
by Lunitik on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 20:48 UTC 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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RE[6]: Ubuntu
by sorpigal on Wed 4th Aug 2010 17:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Ubuntu"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Ubuntu does integration. Maybe they tested it less, but if labels match up in different menus, if file type associates are set correctly, if processed that are supposed to be automatic really are automatic, then it is "better tested."

Simple experiment: On a modern distribution install and open GIMP and Kolourpaint. Go to File->Save As. What directory do you see by default? You SHOULD see the XDG picture directory; if you don't then this is an integration failure. This specific example not withstanding my experience is that Ubuntu wins at these kinds of tests more often than most other distributions.

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RE[7]: Ubuntu
by vivainio on Wed 4th Aug 2010 17:22 in reply to "RE[6]: Ubuntu"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

This specific example not withstanding my experience is that Ubuntu wins at these kinds of tests more often than most other distributions.


Test 2 - plug in your phone through your usb. Can you configure cellular networking "trivially"? Ubuntu just asks you for your operator and you are set.

Test 3 - plug in an usb headset. How easy it is to make all the sound come from that headset?

Test 4 - configure encrypted home directory

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