An Early Look at Ubuntu Hoary
Posted Jan 30, 2005 6:06 UTC (Sun) by b7j0c
Parent article: An Early Look at Ubuntu Hoary
I have been hearing comments floating around that the Ubuntu repositories are not very complete, that users have had to mix in vanilla Debian packages to get certain apps running. Is there truth to this?
Also, not a smarmy comment but I am wondering what motivation there is as a happy FC3 user for me to switch. What aspects of FC3 do users feel are deficient which are fixed by Ubuntu?
I also have some issues with the long-term viability of the project. How does Canonical intend to stay afloat? I know their founder is insanely rich, but he is not insanely stupid. If Canonical is a money pit he will cut bait...my observations are that rich-guy ego vanity projects tend to have short lifespans. Watch how fast all of the rich-guy spaceship companies (see firms opened by Bezos, Musk, Carmack) fold in the next couple of years once the money really starts draining with nothing interesting happening. On the other hand, I have no doubts that RedHat will continue to fund and derive utility from Fedora...it is after all their beta test platform.
I don't make these statements as a Fedora booster, I am ready to switch to Ubuntu if someone can tell me why.
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