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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RE: My Opinion is is Mine.
by r_a_trip on Thu 11th Oct 2012 12:44 UTC 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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RE[3]: My Opinion is is Mine.
by r_a_trip on Thu 11th Oct 2012 19:00 in reply to "RE[2]: My Opinion is is Mine."
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm sorry Lucas, but you are looking at this with heavily MS colored glasses. As such, you can only see diversity as fragmentation.

From a FOSS community member I expect a bit more. We should know better than trying to press Linux in an MS mold.

The diversity of Linux doesn't seem to matter on tablets, routers, super computers, wrist watches, space stations and a plethora of other things. It's just on the desktop that it fights an uphill battle against the incumbent OS supplier.

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