Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 16:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth: "I simply have zero interest in the crowd who wants to be different. Leet. 'Linux is supposed to be hard so it's exclusive' is just the dumbest thing that a smart person could say." He's right. Lots of interesting insights in this blog post - I may not agree with everything Ubuntu does, but at least it's doing something.
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Comment by t0m5k1
by t0m5k1 on Sat 9th Mar 2013 18:58 UTC
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2013-03-09

"I simply have zero interest in the crowd who wants to be different. "

WTF are you on about, everyone wants to be different!

'Linux is supposed to be hard so it's exclusive' is just the dumbest thing that a smart person could say."

Nobody said it did! but there are creators of distributions who make the installation/configuration less user friendly & their forums less "hand holding" for obvious reasons:
1: to attract advanced users who in turn are more likely to give something back.
2: to force users to learn & think about what they are actually doing.

You chose a different point of view, fair play.

Now Mr Shuttleworth my question to you is are you going to continue slating others in the linux community or are you going to just get on with dealing with real issue's surrounding your own distribution ???

Edited 2013-03-09 19:00 UTC

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RE: Comment by t0m5k1
by Lunitik on Sun 10th Mar 2013 18:41 in reply to "Comment by t0m5k1"
Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

I think Mark really wants to create an Ubuntu vs the rest of Linux scenario, he wants to make people choose because he believes that Ubuntu can win right now. He doesn't understand that the only people he'll win with is the people FOSS doesn't need in the first place.

He is winning because his users don't want to push for open source drivers, they don't care about patented codecs. Let him go his own way, he is doing more harm than good. Linux has never been about gaining users, it has always been about something more than that.

Don't get me wrong, spreading Linux is very important, but for the right reasons.

Edited 2013-03-10 18:42 UTC

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