Posted Sep 8, 2005 13:24 UTC (Thu) by TxtEdMacs
In reply to: Whither UserLinux?
Parent article: Whither UserLinux?
I concur heartily with your statements regarding Perens - too often he has been wrong when in a position of "power" (having leverage would be the more accurate statement) and long afterwards recants the damage he has done.
This year my son was really taken first with Debian (the distribution of choice now for me) and soon after for Ubuntu (which I will be testing too soon). I was skeptical about Ubuntu and its probable staying power, though I was never against its goals.
Recently my impression of Shuttleworth and his goals have changed towards the much more positive. Read for yourselves his interview in Linux Format (hard copy magazine published in the UK) the short version on line: http://linuxformat.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Ne...
If possible I would suggest reading their October issue pp 74-79 LXF issue 71 for the complete interview. Or better yet take an hour or so and listen and watch him in this video: http://linux.blogweb.de/uploads/02-Ubuntu_Talk-Mark_Shutt...
[Above links were found on comments section of LXer.com. This site is relatively new and is devoted to daily Linux news. It was created by Dave Whitinger formerly of Linux Today site.]
I am sorry to say my impression of Perens was never as high as it seemed to be on slashdot and other similar places, it has since slumped continuously with his attitude only he can do it well and those that succeed where he failed released a flawed product. Shuttleworth is not the rich, self-centered dilettante that was my first impression nor as Perens seems to snidely imply.
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