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Re: A Look at the Next Release of Ubuntu GNU/Linux

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____/ William Poaster on Wednesday 13 Jul 2011 12:44 : \____

> In reply to Roy Schestowitz who posted:
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>> ____/ Homer on Tuesday 12 Jul 2011 20:25 : \____
>>> Verily I say unto thee, that JeffM spake thusly:
>>>> (Good luck to the newbies getting good help in UbuntuForums
>>>> after the graybeards have all left.)
>>> Good luck to the few remaining kiddie "developers" too, once all the
>>> actual qualified and experienced software engineers run screaming to
>>> another distro.
>>> All that hostility to GNU, Free Software, the CLI, and time-honoured
>>> Unix paradigms, is going to bite them in the ass. IME Ubuntu kiddies
>>> are great at whining, great at being obsessed over market share, and
>>> great at wishing GNU/Linux was a bloated pile of proprietary garbage
>>> like Windows, but they're not so handy at actually /doing/ something
>>> about it.
>>> Ironically, there's already something they can do about it, and it's
>>> preinstalled on every PC, so instead of whining that GNU/Linux isn't
>>> like Windows, whilst trying to pervert it /into/ Windows, maybe they
>>> should just /use/ Windows and be happy, and leave GNU/Linux alone.
>>> Or is that too obvious?
>> There's always this crown no matter the distro it tries. It's not Ubuntu's
>> fault that point newbies towards it.
> True. I agree with your point about there should be more competition from
> other distros too. I don't believe PCLOS gets enough coverage. I've
> tested it a few times & IMO it's a good "newbie" distro. I believe, from
> reports I've read, that Pardus is also a reasonable "newbie friendly"
> distro too.
>  OTOH I wouldn't want *all* distros to be "newbie friendly", as some of us
> who've used Linux for a long time might prefer more advanced distros like
> Arch, Gentoo, Slackware, CentOS etc.

They are suitable for different needs, just like types of vehicles.

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