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[News] OpenSUSE and Ubuntu Bullish on the Desktop Market for GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] OpenSUSE and Ubuntu Bullish on the Desktop Market for GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 17:17:38 +0100
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LinuxCon: Linux Success In the Key of Desktop

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| Brockmeier's LinuxCon keynote "A Musical Guide to 
| the Future of Linux," used his extensive knowledge 
| of music to entertain and inform the audience about 
| how Linux can be perceived through the lens of rock 
| and roll.
| "Music is a way of bringing people together, because 
| a lot of people get excited about it," he told the 
| crowd. Brockmier wanted to take this approach 
| because he believes the car analogy breaks down, 
| especially when talking about Linux's future. 


Shuttleworth: Don't Give Up the Linux Desktop

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| Speaking at the LinuxCon conference late Wednesday, 
| the Canonical founder pitched his approach for 
| expanding Linux to provide a better user experience 
| and broadening its appeal. The approach involves 
| having a degree of cadence and coordination between 
| projects and distributions, as well as improving 
| quality and design.


LinuxCon: Shuttleworth's Three Methods to Improve FOSS Development

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| Speaking before a combined session of LinuxCon and 
| the co-located Linux Plumber's Conference, 
| Shuttleworth drilled home the importance of these 
| concepts in the Linux development ecosystem, 
| particularly cadence.
| Shuttleworth has long maintained that if free and 
| open source software projects can begin to sync 
| their development cycles with each other, then both 
| upstream and downstream developers (and, ultimately, 
| users) will benefit. This is large part of the 
| strategy behing Canonical's strict six-month release 
| for the Ubuntu distribution and the 18-month Ubuntu 
| Long Term Support (LTS) cycles.



Novell wants Linux to be a mainstream O-S

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| As that doughty publication The Register reports,
| Brockmeier is one person who wants the Linux desktop to
| grow; others like IBM and the Foundation itself appear
| to be more or less content with the current state of
| affairs.
| Brockmeier sees mainstream success on the desktop as
| crucial, wants PC vendors to promote Linux "beyond
| offering it as a check-box in an order form" (El Reg's
| words) and exhorts Linux backers to work more closely
| to promote the operating system in toto.
| This, coming from the representative of a company which
| signed a patent licensing deal with Microsoft, seems a
| bit rich. One of the better known free software
| hackers, Jeremy Allison, even quit the company in
| protest at this act which was widely seen as a sellout.

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