Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jan 2006 13:04 UTC, submitted by Dave Guard
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Ubuntu has become increasing popular amongst many Linux users, especially users trying Linux for the first time. Just why is Ubuntu so popular? I'll explore some of its features and distributions this month, including Kubuntu and Edubuntu, and try to find out."
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RE: why?
by Resolution on Tue 24th Jan 2006 14:40 UTC in reply to "why?"
Resolution
Member since:
2005-11-14

Some articles get published on OSNews because the topic is worth discussion-- not nescesarily the article itself.

That makes no sense. You are basically saying that total crap is accepted, as long as it brings up a few good talking points. Well, it's kind of hard to focus on positive comments when the article attached to it is rubbish.

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RE[2]: why?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 24th Jan 2006 14:46 in reply to "RE: why?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You are basically saying that total crap is accepted, as long as it brings up a few good talking points.

When the subject matter is actually interesting, and MANY people are actually interested in it, why not? Many of OSNews' readers have said that it's the comments' section they read OSNews for. Hence the importance of discussion-provoking articles like this-- even if they lack a lot of meat.

Well, it's kind of hard to focus on positive comments when the article attached to it is rubbish.

That's a problem on your end, then. I see enough normal comments in this thread.

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RE[3]: why?
by Resolution on Tue 24th Jan 2006 14:57 in reply to "RE[2]: why?"
Resolution Member since:
2005-11-14

When the subject matter is actually interesting, and MANY people are actually interested in it, why not? Many of OSNews' readers have said that it's the comments' section they read OSNews for. Hence the importance of discussion-provoking articles like this-- even if they lack a lot of meat.

Lack a lot of meat? This had no meat at all. Someone took a few lines here and there from the official websites of the distros and turned it into some kind of mediocre grade school report.

That's a problem on your end, then. I see enough normal comments in this thread.

Well, i'm sorry for the interrupting the ever so important comments on porn. Please continue...

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RE[3]: why?
by XemonerdX on Tue 24th Jan 2006 16:38 in reply to "RE[2]: why?"
XemonerdX Member since:
2005-07-03

When the subject matter is actually interesting, and MANY people are actually interested in it, why not?
You're basically admitting you need an article, no matter how bad it might be, as an excuse to bring up something interesting. That doesn't strike you as a little bit odd? Why not just bring up the topic without resorting to a meatless article? Same result, less comments on the bad quality of the article.

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