Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Mar 2013 23:41 UTC, submitted by Nth_Man
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "HP, the worlds biggest PC vendor as of 2012, has today launched a brand new all-in-one PC running Ubuntu. But the real 'wow' factor comes from its pricing. At just GBP 349 HP have pitched the PC well within the reach of your average consumer. A similar, though not identical, model is also available with Windows 8 priced at GBP 499."
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RE[2]: Comment by v_bobok
by backdoc on Wed 6th Mar 2013 15:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by v_bobok"
backdoc
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2006-01-14

I don't think they are forgetting where they came from. They have been planning to be mainstream from day one. It's just that now that they are realizing some of their goals, the Linux crowd thinks they are selling out.

I can recall year after year Linux people cheering this is the "year of the desktop". In order to accomplish that, you have appeal to the wider audience. You can't just appeal to nerds. Now that Ubuntu seems to be making good strides getting main stream, those same nerds are shouting, "sellouts".

I've been using Linux for about 15 years. I love Linux. I want to see it succeed everywhere (mobile, desktop, server and so on). And, I think that Ubuntu is making all of the right moves to see that happen.

So, for the nerds screaming "sellout", let me ask you this, "What can you NOT do with Ubuntu?" If you tell me you don't like the direction or defaults, I'm just going to laugh at you.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I think the "forgetting where they came from" might be directed at the whole mir display server thing.

That reeks of NIH syndrome. Ubuntu tried bashing Wayland to explain the decision, but had to reverse course when wayland devs spoke up.

Ubuntu just scored as being the prototypical linux distro with steam, but with mir Steam will end up kind of forking it, if they use it at all. Bullet meet foot.

They had Unity 2D written in QT, then dropped it leaving Unity in GTK only. Then decided to rewrite it for Mobile in QT. Now they are standardizing unity on all form factors in QT.

It kind of looks like they don't have as much technical vision as they like to pretend.

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