Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jan 2011 22:18 UTC, submitted by alinandrei
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu De kogel is door de kerk. After years of focussing entirely on Gtk+ and GNOME, Ubuntu will finally start evaluating Qt applications for inclusion in the defaukt Ubuntu installation. Mark Shuttleworth announced the policy change on his blog today.
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Kick Shuttleworth to the curb
by nt_jerkface on Thu 20th Jan 2011 01:51 UTC
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

Oracle is considered the evil empire of Linuxland and yet they contribute more to the kernel (btrfs).

The word Linux is not on the Ubuntu website
http://www.ubuntu.com/

What kind of ass doesn't mention Linux on a website for a Linux based operating system? Compare it to Oracle:
http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/linux/index.html

Shuttleworth wants to turn the Linux desktop into a purple Mac junior. You guys gave him a fair chance and all he has done is wrap a debian distro in marketing.

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ple_mono Member since:
2005-07-26

Oracle is considered the evil empire of Linuxland and yet they contribute more to the kernel (btrfs).

So that is how you measure worthiness in "Linuxland"? That shouldn't be an obligation. You do what you do best, and i do what i do best. As long as it's free, who cares.

The word Linux is not on the Ubuntu website
http://www.ubuntu.com/

What kind of ass doesn't mention Linux on a website for a Linux based operating system? Compare it to Oracle:
http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/linux/index.html

So what? It's not on the front page. Anyone that's interested can find out for themselves. http://www.ubuntu.com/project/about-ubuntu
I don't put my moms name on my shirt, so people know where i come from. If they're so interested, they can ask. Seriously.

Shuttleworth wants to turn the Linux desktop into a purple Mac junior. You guys gave him a fair chance and all he has done is wrap a debian distro in marketing.

Yes. And I like it. Good for me?

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

So that is how you measure worthiness in "Linuxland"? That shouldn't be an obligation.


It's just an observation. Oracle gets bashed and derided for building off RHEL even though they contribute btrfs and yet Ubuntu gets a free pass and contributes nothing.

So what? It's not on the front page. Anyone that's interested can find out for themselves.

It says a lot about his true intentions. He wants to disassociate Linux from Ubuntu in the public's mind.

I don't really care but I'm surprised by how many in Linuxland are on board with him. If Ubuntu ever got anywhere with the public he would no doubt push some type of application lock-in. He would probably go the Google route of using a non-standard (but open source) API to discourage porting.

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jbauer Member since:
2005-07-06

OThe word Linux is not on the Ubuntu website
http://www.ubuntu.com/


Given Linux's track record on desktop and consumer systems, can you blame them?

That is not the problem. What's wrong with Ubuntu is that they're not doing anything that others haven't tried before. It's nothing but logical that they're failing exactly like the others did.

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