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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RE: Leading distro?
by kamper on Tue 21st Feb 2006 03:26 UTC in reply to "Leading distro?"
kamper
Member since:
2005-08-20

What qualifies it as leading. I would say popular distro.

I'm tempted to reply "just the author's fanboyism" but in reality, it's probably the fact that it's distrowatch.com's most popular item by a mile. I'll give Ubuntu credit for not just being a distro-of-the-month and then fading into obscurity among the hundreds of others.

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RE[2]: Leading distro?
by Moulinneuf on Tue 21st Feb 2006 12:02 in reply to "RE: Leading distro?"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

"I'm tempted to reply "just the author's fanboyism" "

Which show that your totally clueless and uninformed.

"but in reality"

You live in your own special bubble , your reality is not what's the reality.

"the fact that it's distrowatch.com's most popular item by a mile."

Distrowatch is tottally irrelevant in everything GNU/Linux , Distrowatch dont contribute code , Distrowatch dont pay anything with its own money , Distrowatch dont send free CD , distrowatch dont support anything GNU/Linux. Distrowatch dont make any distribution. Distrowatch dont encourage others to participate in GNU/Linux. I will add that Ladislav Bodnar is a proven scam artist.

Ubuntu is popular :

- Because they support there community directly.
- They are inclusive
- They are respectfull.
- They give everyone there best.

Ubuntu is leading because :

- All the others are unresponsive or have dropped general users.
- They are cutting edge and dont listen to what Red Hat say and does.
- There Beta testing is open to all , and they invite everyone to contribute and test it.
- They acknowledge problem and fix them.

Who else in GNU/Linux is going to ship you a free CD of there best and latest distribution for you to use and share ? Only Ubuntu.

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RE[3]: Leading distro?
by abhaysahai on Tue 21st Feb 2006 15:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Leading distro?"
abhaysahai Member since:
2005-10-20

Dear Sir,
With all due respect to you and Ubuntu.
I do acknowledge that Ubuntu is a great distribution, I currently have Ubuntu on my thinkpad. I am trying to be an active member on ubuntu forums, just my way of contributing to the excellent Ubuntu community. In fact the more I use Ubuntu, the more I love it. Ubuntu simply works.

However, I strongly object to your comments regarding Distrowatch.
Here is what I find Offending
1) Distrowatch is tottally irrelevant in everything GNU/Linux or distrowatch dont support anything GNU/Linux.

Please read the distrowatch Title/logo
"Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD".

Please do read the FAQ at distrowatch..
"First and foremost, news about release announcements of Linux distributions and *BSDs (both stable and development) are published on the main page."

If this means that distrowatch does not support GNU/Linux, the I need to take a beginer's course in English.

2)Distrowatch dont pay anything with its own money

I just happen to come across this page
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20060206#donation
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Ladies and Gentlemen, it is our pleasure to announce that we have just broken our all-time donation record. Thanks to the increasing number of visitors and a growing demand for advertising on this site, we have been able to set aside a total of US$500 for donations in January!

3) I will add that Ladislav Bodnar is a proven scam artist.
This is your personal view and you have the right to have a view, but does this mean that you can violate the modesty of anyone ?

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RE[3]: Leading distro?
by ankitmalik on Tue 21st Feb 2006 17:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Leading distro?"
ankitmalik Member since:
2005-07-06

"Distrowatch is tottally irrelevant in everything GNU/Linux , Distrowatch dont contribute code , Distrowatch dont pay anything with its own money , Distrowatch dont send free CD , distrowatch dont support anything GNU/Linux. Distrowatch dont make any distribution. Distrowatch dont encourage others to participate in GNU/Linux."

Doesn't Distrowatch's non participation in any distro making make their rankings more relevant and neutral????

I mean isn't it better for a non- participating entity to bring out the results of a contests... Imagine Ubuntu/Red Hat releasing a top 10 distro ranking list!

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