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

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____/ Homer on Wednesday 13 Jul 2011 20:06 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Microsoft APIs are failing (.NET, Mono) and people now expect Linux,
>> to behave more like a Mac, which can sometimes be UNIXy. Actually,
>> Ubuntu is starting to assimilate more to the latter. It has also
>> just dumped the Novell/Ximian Evolution.
> Personally I think the threat posed by Mono is (was?) insignificant
> compared to PolicyKit and friends. The fact is these are people with a
> Windows-esque mentality driving the Windows paradigm into GNU/Linux.
> They may want the Mac's "shiny" on the outside - I don't care about that
> - but on the inside they see anything even remotely connected with
> security as a burden, a ridiculous legacy worthy only of contempt, and
> an inconvenience that must be removed, so they can run GNU/Linux "just
> like Windows". Sadly, some of those people are quite senior developers,
> swayed by the popular opinion of the unwashed masses, under the
> misguided delusion that "popularity" matters to either freedom or
> security.

You can fork the software to evade the Microdronisation of it.

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		~~ Best of wishes

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