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I just installed Ubuntu and I am glad to say: it rocks. UserLinux, however, doesn't swing at all. Until I can make myself boss, of course.
Ubuntu and UserLinux
Posted Apr 8, 2005 16:44 UTC (Fri) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Isn't that what killed Debian?
(Killed off any ability to release timely packages anyway. I happily used Debian from 2000 to 2004. Now I run a mix of Ubuntu and Gentoo.)
Posted Apr 10, 2005 1:39 UTC (Sun) by hppnq (guest, #14462)
So anybody can be boss of UserLinux?
No, I don't think so. ;-)
What annoys me is that Bruce can't finish a sentence without stabbing at other Linux distributors that are clearly UserLinux's competitors, Red Hat in particular. What worries me, is that I can't get rid of the feeling that UserLinux is not at all what it pretends to be, and that it might actually harm Open Source.
Look at it closely, and you will find many, many strange contradictions. There is a constant pattern where Bruce is on the moral high ground, and others like Red Hat are the ones abusing the Open Source paradigm. I won't expand on it, because I am reluctant to use LWN as a platform for this kind of criticism. I'll give you a couple of clues though, that are relevant to this article.
Posted Apr 11, 2005 18:55 UTC (Mon) by piman (subscriber, #8957)
(Bruce, if you're reading this and disagree, please point to sarge release-critical bugs you've submitted patches for, or otherwise coordinated the patches for.)
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