Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 24th Jan 2011 08:42 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu developers met last week in Dallas to make final design decisions about the popular Linux distribution's features and decided to use LibreOffice for its office suite."
Thread beginning with comment 459509
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Obvious
by mtzmtulivu on Mon 24th Jan 2011 12:47 UTC in reply to "Obvious"
mtzmtulivu
Member since:
2006-11-14

This is really obvious and expected, not sure why there is a headline for it. Already almost all the other distros have switched to libreoffice as well.


can i guess? because ubuntu is the one doing it. This site for reasons unknown to me seem to pay very close attention what ubuntu is doing, most times, what it thinks of doing.

Not sure yet if this focus is primarily meant to give ubuntu cheap publicity or to incite anti-ubuntu sentiments

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Obvious
by righard on Mon 24th Jan 2011 13:19 in reply to "RE: Obvious"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

Though I don't use it myself, according to all stats I've seen Ubuntu is by far the most used Linux on the desktop (which is where Open/LibreOffice is used). Thus the probability of someone posting an article about this change is higher for Ubuntu as it is for NyTyX.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[3]: Obvious
by lemur2 on Mon 24th Jan 2011 21:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Obvious"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Though I don't use it myself, according to all stats I've seen Ubuntu is by far the most used Linux on the desktop (which is where Open/LibreOffice is used). Thus the probability of someone posting an article about this change is higher for Ubuntu as it is for NyTyX.


Is that the common perception? Interesting.

A year ago, by inspecting which fonts were installed, a survey found that OpenOffice market share in Germany was 21.5% and growing.

http://www.quantenblog.net/free-software/openoffice-market-share

Apparently the trend was that OpenOffice had gained 3% in a year. Worldwide, the share is measured at between 10% and 20% for many countries.

http://www.webmasterpro.de/portal/news/2010/02/05/international-ope...

Do people really imagine that all of this appreciable market share is due primarily to Linux desktop users?

Edited 2011-01-24 21:55 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 5

RE[2]: Obvious
by AnythingButVista on Mon 24th Jan 2011 14:17 in reply to "RE: Obvious"
AnythingButVista Member since:
2008-08-27

Whether you like Ubuntu or not, they have made a push towards user friendliness and have reached deals to the point that it is one of the very few (and the most common among those few) non-Windows OS's you might find preinstalled on a consumer PC from a known manufacturer. This means among the average Joe community (at least among those who have managed to break away from Windows and OSX) use or at least know Ubuntu. Yeah, it's sad that many know the thing as Ubuntu and not Linux (or more properly GNU/Linux) but at least they know about it. Thus everything Ubuntu does can have a big impact on how the general public (not the geek community) sees Linux.

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[2]: Obvious
by dacresni on Tue 25th Jan 2011 03:49 in reply to "RE: Obvious"
dacresni Member since:
2009-08-26

I wouldn't have expected Ubuntu to do it no more than SUSE. Both of these distros have not given up on linux on the desktop in a corporate environment. I would think SUSE would do OpenOffice sense their Microsoft pact and Ubuntu for their support. The fact that Ubuntu is using LibreOffcice is probably them trying to gain cred with the GNU people sense they're using so much in house software (ie Unity )

Reply Parent Score: 1