Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2006 17:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Mark Shuttleworth is the founder of Thawte, the first certification authority to sell public SSL certificates. After selling Thawte to Verisign, Mark moved on to training as an astronaut in Russia and visiting space. Once he got back he founded Ubuntu, the leading GNU/Linux distribution. He agreed on releasing a quick interview to Free Software Magazine." One of the more interesting quotes: "With Ubuntu, it's still too early to say we've been successful. My personal goal is to make the distro sustainable - then there will be a team that pays its own way and can focus on producing the best free software desktop on the planet without my interference!"
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Bad interview doesn't say anything ..
by netpython on Mon 20th Feb 2006 19:06 UTC
netpython
Member since:
2005-07-06

This quick interview isn't by far as good as the one being held in LXF (Linux Format).It says more about the interviewer than the person being interviewed in my opinion.

Ubuntu wasn't my favorite in the beginning but that rapidly changed lately.They manage to add a lot of improvements with every release.Especially Dapper Flight 4 is impressive,very few bugs that i could find at first sight.Much better than anything,exept SuSE 10 retail,that i have tested in a long time.

Man what a contrast with Mandrake 2006 and the butt ugly Fedora 5 test3 i tested yesterday,yum yet another dependancy problem.


My guess,Both SuSE and Ubuntu are very serious contenders to give vista some serious beating in the nearby future.Especially now knowing MS will bring out several Vista versions so people will see them being forced to upgrade for a consideral amount of money after having bought a new PC.

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Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

"as the one being held in LXF (Linux Format)."

Link to it or submit as a story if you really believe its better.

"Man what a contrast with Mandrake 2006"

Next time try Mandriva 2006 or Mandriva cooker those exist in real life. Its always funny for me to read totally stupid people comment on things they know nothing about. ;-)

SUSE only recently did a 180 but thats after it whent banckrupt because of it closed and somewhat proprietary way and that IBM sold it to Novell. Its Novell who is good not SUSE.

"My guess,Both ... in the nearby future."

Wow , what a uber load of bulshit , in order for Ubuntu , because we all know that Novell ( that's SuSe for you idiot ) aint targeting the general market Vista is in , to put a dent in Vista it as to be default and primary and and alone on the new computer on order to replace Vista shipment on every hardware as default.

Reality is that when people are offered the choice and told about GNU/Linux they will choose it , the problem the hardware maker almsot never offer that choice or make it availaible , hence the dominance of Microsoft continues.

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netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

"Man what a contrast with Mandrake 2006"

Next time try Mandriva 2006 or Mandriva cooker those exist in real life. Its always funny for me to read totally stupid people comment on things they know nothing about. ;-)


Perhaps my bad,i just think Mandrake was a good enough name to stick with.

-Mandi doesn't work in Mandriva 2006 free edition.
-You get the opportunity to change the overall system security that msec is going to take care of.But,there's no control button in control panel after reboot.Now i allways got the impression Mandrake (read:Mandriva) targeted ease of use.Is it a cheap free edition cutt-off or is it the prime to go CLI and play a little with msec from the terminal (not that msec is accessible from CLI)?

SUSE only recently did a 180 but thats after it whent banckrupt because of it closed and somewhat proprietary way and that IBM sold it to Novell. Its Novell who is good not SUSE.

Didn't Mandrake face bankruptcy?
Novell has better sales people,but the majority of the better hardcore developers are genuine SuSE.Not the wankers who left the ship when the weather was a bit more rough than usual.
I agree with you though,Novell does a very good managing job.

"as the one being held in LXF (Linux Format)."

Link to it or submit as a story if you really believe its better.


That would be illegal,there's something called copyright.
But feel free to order a past issue,here's the link:http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&f...

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