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I consider this rather troubling. (Hear me, Ubuntu Linux? Because if you're insisting in not being associated with Linux, we'll be dropping you for a Linux. Debian GNU/Linux to be precise).
 GNU mentioned here because Debian does it itself, not because RMS insists.
The return of the Unix wars?
Posted Apr 27, 2012 4:32 UTC (Fri) by tajyrink (subscriber, #2750)
Posted Apr 29, 2012 19:22 UTC (Sun) by blitzkrieg3 (subscriber, #57873)
Posted Apr 27, 2012 17:41 UTC (Fri) by cjwatson (subscriber, #7322)
Posted Apr 27, 2012 20:00 UTC (Fri) by jspaleta (subscriber, #50639)
As the world's leading critic of all things Canonical...
I really don't understand why Canonical gets picked on for this particular issue of high level branding. I've probably engaged in it as well at some point in the past. And to the extent that I've done it or encouraged other people to do it, I apologize. On examination, it's a highly irrational and subjective criticism which has been shown cannot be fairly applied.
For example Debian currently doesn't list "linux" on its top level homepage and bills itself as the universal operating system. I don't see the hand wringing over that choice of branding. Not everyone is thrilled with the complexity of Debian offering bsd and linux kernels, but noone is really making it a point to beat them up about choosing to downplay their important role as a "linux" distribution ecosystem.
So with that said, what I believe is happening is that such criticism is generally misdirected frustration over other aspects of the Ubuntu/Canonical/community relationship that a person is having trouble identifying and communicating.
Posted Apr 28, 2012 11:29 UTC (Sat) by juliank (subscriber, #45896)
'Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.8 released'
'Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" frozen'
'Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.1 released'
This started shortly (Aug 6) after I more or less started a discussion on the German IRC channel (Aug 3). This was then also retrofitted on 5.0 update announcements:
"Updated Debian 5.0: 5.0.9 released"
I think it is important for a project that runs on multiple kernels to not mention one kernel on the homepage and not the others. The removal of Linux from various places is correct in the Debian case.
Posted Apr 28, 2012 0:26 UTC (Sat) by paravoid (subscriber, #32869)
Take for example this (random, not representing Canonical nor Ubuntu afaik) guy:
"Ignore for a minute that Ubuntu is not "linux", any more than your friend's Toyota Camry is a 2AZ-FE."
Posted Apr 28, 2012 0:34 UTC (Sat) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
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