Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 30th May 2011 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet I often hear friends and co-workers casually criticize Ubuntu. Perhaps this the price of success. Or is it? In this article I'll analyze common criticisms and try to sort fact from fiction.
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Ubuntu makes me sad
by scarr on Tue 31st May 2011 02:18 UTC
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I can see so much potential with it, but they have no fit and finish. It changes far too quickly for any company to maintain. Slow down, be surgical in what is fixed... Create _the_ desktop Linux standard for companies to release to.... then make the ubuntu software market top notch, and watch what happens.

Linux has 20 years of core features being solidified. Rest on those, and nail the user experience.

Edited 2011-05-31 02:22 UTC

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RE: Ubuntu makes me sad
by benali72 on Tue 31st May 2011 16:33 in reply to "Ubuntu makes me sad"
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Me too.

Stability, reliability, great ease of use... instead we get new features crammed in and a bug cycle that never quits.

Good to see that so many other posts agree with us. Maybe Canonical will read these posts and get the message.

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RE[2]: Ubuntu makes me sad
by WereCatf on Tue 31st May 2011 16:40 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu makes me sad"
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Maybe Canonical will read these posts and get the message.

May I inquire as to if you also believe in Santa Claus and the toothfairies?

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RE: Ubuntu makes me sad
by bryanv on Tue 31st May 2011 17:00 in reply to "Ubuntu makes me sad"
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You guys are so misguided.

Companies, and corporate users are going to stick with the LTS releases for the very reason you just put out there. Because the normal six-month cycle is too fast. The LTS releases have a great time table, and historically have been pretty stable for the server packages. They seem to have quit making the catastrophic desktop changes for LTS releases as well, giving you a stable desktop to work from.

We use Ubuntu server, LTS releases, in our production environment at work -- we've had great success with those. If they weren't LTS, I'd be pulling my hair out re qualifying software every six months. Now, I only have to test a few targeted fixes in our test environment before we update the production boxes.

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