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Re: [News] (K)Ubuntu with Out-of-the-box Beryl and Proprietary Drivers Reaches Alpha

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Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Feisty Herd 1
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Feisty Fawn, the current name of the latest development branch of
>| Kubuntu, will expand on the brand new infrastructure that has landed
>| in Edgy as well as branching out in some exciting new directions.
> `----
> https://wiki.kubuntu.org/FeistyFawn/Herd1/Kubuntu
> No announcement on Ubuntu yet, but it's out according to DistroWatch.
> Screenshots:
> http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensource/linux/?q=node/55
> It will be hard for Vista and Leopard to compete with this. It looks better
> (can be themed), it is extremely easy to use, and it costs nothing.
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/lord_darth_vader/311737681/
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpIhoLzDOTY

The trouble with this is that Ubuntu doesn't really compete with Vista,
rather, the linux distributors compete with Microsoft in getting their
software installed and bootable on shipped OEM PCs.

The required next step for mass adoption of Linux is for one well-funded
Linux distributor to get a PC supplier to install their product in
numbers, and make it available to the public.  As long as Microsoft
prevent pre-installed machines from being made available to the public
in numbers, they will hang onto their monopoly.

Who has deep enough pockets to take on Microsoft in this last area of
monopoly abuse?  Or, who can get government backing to stop Microsoft's
abusive influence?

| Mark Kent   --   mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk  |
I've always considered statesmen to be more expendable than soldiers.

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