Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:37 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Donating to software projects - or, more accurately, open source projects. It's hardly new, it's hardly rare, and I'm sure most of us have donated at some point. That's probably why Canonical has opened Ubuntu up for donations - but with a twist.
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My Opinion is is Mine.
by Sodapop on Thu 11th Oct 2012 12:06 UTC
Sodapop
Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, nobody will like this, but I think Linux needs to get it's act together. What we need is two distros that Devs can work with. One sever (Red hat) and one Consumer desktop (Ubuntu(s)).

Then we can focus hard on those and get them working perfectly, because, unless you are blind, Microsoft has fell into a ditch and this is the chance for Unix to pop up and say Hi to everybody.

Since Microsoft will be doing it's thing, leaving OEMs behind, Canonical and Red Hat needs to take over that market. I personally use Xubuntu and would not mind at all donating to help Linux in general, it deserves it; hell of a lot more than Microsoft does.

What is it with people and their ignorance, so blind as to see that Microsoft doesn't care about them, only it's share holders. Microsoft is dirty, they have more than proved that with NSA backdoors and strong arming OEMs.

Time to put Microsoft to sleep and clean those dirty Windows for good. Linux is not a hobby OS anymore, but people who roll their own distro are hurting Linux more than helping. We need consolidation.

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RE: My Opinion is is Mine.
by r_a_trip on Thu 11th Oct 2012 12:44 in reply to "My Opinion is is Mine."
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm sorry, but this "we need only two distro's to conquer the world" is bunk. Even with only Red Hat on the server and Ubuntu on the desktop, we have two different implementations of Linux on our machines. The cure for inconsistent, low level API/ABI compatibility is not forcing a mono-culture, but consensus and collaboration on a set of base requirements.

Never mind that displacing MS Windows also means shifting the entire software eco system over to Linux. That is a tall order.

Oh, Unix already popped up its head and said hello. Mac OS X, iOS, Android...

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

he was saying that we basically need a server and a desktop version and not all the fragmentation that we are seeing.

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