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[7]: Ubuntu
by vivainio on Wed 4th Aug 2010 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Ubuntu"
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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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RE[8]: Ubuntu
by Lunitik on Wed 4th Aug 2010 20:52 in reply to "RE[7]: Ubuntu"
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Test 1 - This is due to xdg-user-dirs - which isn't something that is maintained by Ubuntu guys.

Test 2 - A NetworkManager feature developed by RedHat.

Test 3 - Depends on the the headset, I have never gotten my headset to funtion on Ubuntu or any other distro.

Test 4 - Ubuntu was last to the party here, almost every distro I have used in the last 3 years allows you to trivially set up an encrypted home dir

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