Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 14:20 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This could potentially be quite big for Ubuntu and Linux in general. Canonical and the Chinese government have announced a collaboration to build a version of Ubuntu specifically for the Chinese market, which will become the reference architecture for standard operating systems in the country.
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Comment by kwan_e
by kwan_e on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 14:36 UTC
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

So every time the government changes, a few things break.

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RE: Comment by kwan_e
by OSbunny on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 14:49 in reply to "Comment by kwan_e"
OSbunny Member since:
2009-05-23

That should be an improvement then. The Chinese govt. only changes once every 10 years. As it is Ubuntu and most desktop Linux distros tend to break every single update. 10 years of stability is enterprise level stuff that you only get with the likes of RHEL/CentOS.

Edited 2013-03-22 14:52 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e
by BeamishBoy on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 15:39 in reply to "RE: Comment by kwan_e"
BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

That should be an improvement then. The Chinese govt. only changes once every 10 years. As it is Ubuntu and most desktop Linux distros tend to break every single update. 10 years of stability is enterprise level stuff that you only get with the likes of RHEL/CentOS.


You're going to be down-voted to all hell for daring to say this. (I'm about to join you.)

However, this is my experience as well. I've only ever managed a single successful upgrade from one version of Ubuntu to the next (12.04 -> 12.10); every other one has left the machine in an unusable state. I'm even wary of ordinary package updates since the fact that I use NVidia's own drivers often conflicts with kernel updates.

Of course, that's probably my own fault for being so unreasonable as to expect to have hardware-accelerated graphics.

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RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e
by cdude on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 19:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by kwan_e"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

China beforehand already supported, used and rolled out Red Flag Linux since ~2001. Now they switch to Ubuntu. Was and is Linux.

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RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 17:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by kwan_e"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

That should be an improvement then. The Chinese govt. only changes once every 10 years. As it is Ubuntu and most desktop Linux distros tend to break every single update. 10 years of stability is enterprise level stuff that you only get with the likes of RHEL/CentOS.


I would have chosen Debian. With Debian you can do absolutely what you want and there is no "commercial" company behind it.

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RE: Comment by kwan_e
by Wafflez on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 17:00 in reply to "Comment by kwan_e"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

herro

I voted funneh

Edited 2013-03-22 17:01 UTC

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