Freespire's Google ads: "What is Ubuntu Missing?"
micah at cowan.name
Fri Oct 6 19:53:45 BST 2006
On Fri, 2006-10-06 at 15:51 +0700, Chanchao wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-10-06 at 02:34 -0600, Conrad Knauer wrote:
> > > I didn't check the website this week, but I'm pretty sure the mission
> > > statement wasn't updated to 'Linux for FLOSS purists & command line
> > > wizards'.
> > Certainly Ubuntu is trying as hard as possible to avoid the CLI for a
> > default install, but http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu does say that Ubuntu
> > really is all about the FOSS:
> > "Ubuntu is a free, open source Linux-based operating system"
> In this context (marketing to the general public), and without
> capitalizing the F in 'free', I think it's safe to assume that the
> intended message is 'no cost'.
That rather ignores the term "open source" above, now doesn't it?
Micah J. Cowan
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