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

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____/ JeffM on Tuesday 12 Jul 2011 18:48 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>|Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 2 was recently released
>>|for the brave and adventuresome to test.
> Is it just me or does Shuttleworth/Ubuntu
> seem more like Gates/M$ more with each passing day?
> The shove-it-out-the-door-even-if-it's-still-got-known-bugs thing
> is chief among most folks' gripes.
> The oooo-shiny thing is driving away many of the old hands.
> (Good luck to the newbies getting good help in UbuntuForums
> after the graybeards have all left.)
> OTOH, it is reassuring to know that the ACPI regressions
> in the Linux kernel were just M$ being their usual criminal selves.
> At least Shuttleworth hasn't gone there in pushing an agenda.
> ...and if you look at Distrowatch's popularity stats lately,
> http://distrowatch.com/stats.php?section=popularity
> there are a lot of days when Linux Mint is in the #1 spot.
> (Mint is pulling away from its Ubuntu base one edition at a time.
> So far:  LMDE, Xfce, LXDE.
> ...and there are rumblings in the Mint KDE community.)

I've used Ubuntu since it was born, but a part of me wants them to get
more competition, not from derivatives like Mint but from Fedora or Sabayon (Gentoo).
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