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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RE[7]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Sun 10th Mar 2013 12:34 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

I think you've already made up your mind here

Oh he completely has. His arguments are cyclic, hypocritical and often completely misinformed. ie your typical fanboy.

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RE[8]: Comment by Laurence
by lucas_maximus on Sun 10th Mar 2013 13:35 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Laurence"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

When are they any of those?



Making cheap shots is what you are good at. Missing the point when you know what the other person is saying is another thing. Having your head up your own arse and making snarky comments is another.

Canonical have pretty much killed any chance of Linux as a gaming platform because they aren't going to include Wayland and instead work on their own display server.

I like Microsoft's stuff. It works for me, but every criticism I made about Linux is the one reason why it doesn't get anywhere as a desktop OS for the masses.

I even quite like using Linux when I get the chance to tinker.

Every fork of Linux that is commercially successful is always either embedded or tightly controlled by one company (Android, Chrome OS) or is used used in "Enterprise" scenarios (Redhat, Suse).

MacOSX is the desktop *nix, like it or not.

Edited 2013-03-10 13:45 UTC

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RE[9]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Mon 11th Mar 2013 09:23 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


Making cheap shots is what you are good at. Missing the point when you know what the other person is saying is another thing. Having your head up your own arse and making snarky comments is another.

How ironic when it was your "I've work with people like you before" comment that first lowered the tone.


Canonical have pretty much killed any chance of Linux as a gaming platform because they aren't going to include Wayland and instead work on their own display server.

It's those conclusive statements about situations you can't even pretend to know the final outcome of that make your arguments so ridiculous.

I do agree with you that Canonical's move is really going to fuck things up (and not just for gaming). In fact that was my opening argument in this thread. However it's more than a little premature to be making any conclusions when Mir isn't anything more than an announcement.

And this is where your arguments keep falling down. You accuse me of missing the point yet you're constantly jumping to conclusions.


I even quite like using Linux when I get the chance to tinker.

There is your problem; you load a hands on distro to tinker with rather than an "it just works" distro. Then complain that Linux doesn't "just work" like Windows.


Every fork of Linux that is commercially successful is always either embedded or tightly controlled by one company (Android, Chrome OS) or is used used in "Enterprise" scenarios (Redhat, Suse).

No shit Sherlock. Do you have any idea how expensive it is to employ developers, designers, advertisers and so on? And you can't have commercial success without having a company running in the first bloody place.

But no, apparently in your world Linux should be commercially successful without anyone working full time on it and without any companies to back it. Apparently software becomes successful by magic.


MacOSX is the desktop *nix, like it or not.

...and your point is that there's only room for one UNIX-like OS on the desktop?

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