Linked by Perry Helion on Fri 15th Mar 2013 18:20 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu has come under a decent amount of flack over the past few months, particularly over their decision to use the 'Dash Search' to return results from Amazon by default in their most recent release.
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RE[2]: Comment by Auzy
by NuxRo on Fri 15th Mar 2013 23:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Auzy"
NuxRo
Member since:
2010-09-25

Linux is excellent in general. Depends what you want to do with it.
For me Windows is garbage and OSX even more so.

Distros will not come together, the great thing about Linux (and distros) is that it allows people make them be, or at least try whatever they want. This means there will be a lot of versions as people try to scratch their own needs, satisfy their own egos and so on.

Do you honestly think that had OSX been open source we wouldn't have had by now a good number of forks and variants? Same goes for Windows.

Get serious.

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RE[3]: Comment by Auzy
by WorknMan on Fri 15th Mar 2013 23:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Auzy"
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2005-11-13

Distros will not come together, the great thing about Linux (and distros) is that it allows people make them be, or at least try whatever they want. This means there will be a lot of versions as people try to scratch their own needs, satisfy their own egos and so on.


Well hey, that's fine. I mean, if you guys are happy with the 1%+ marketshare you currently enjoy, more power to you.

That being the case though, why are so many people bitching about Ubuntu fragmenting 'the community'? Aren't they just doing what FOSS does? Forking the shit out of everything and/or re-inventing the wheel?

It seems there are two camps in the FOSS world - those who want less fragmentation in favor of more marketshare, and those who are happy with the way things are.

Make no mistake about it though - Linux on the desktop is never going to take off as long as the fragmentation continues. That may not be a bad thing, depending on your perspective... I'm just sayin' ;)

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