Freespire's Google ads: "What is Ubuntu Missing?"

Scott geekboy at
Fri Oct 6 21:52:09 BST 2006

On Friday 06 October 2006 05:28 am, Shawn McMahon (smcmahon at
spake thusly:

> On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 10:18:47AM +0700, Chanchao said:
>> Sorry, I thought our goal was 'Linux for human beings'.   Human
>> beings
> And all human beings have exactly the same priorities in regards to
> licensing, utility, efficiency, platform support, etc., right?
> Don't confuse a motto for a requirements specification document.  I
> get
> enough of that from our Sales and Marketing folks.  :)

Honestly I've never understood that slogan. It can be interpreted many
different ways.

And my interpretation has alwyas been that it implies "we're as easy as
or better than Linspire..."  In other words, you don't have all
the "hassles" that you have with other distros getting it up and
running the way you (a newbis) expect(s) it to.

And honestly  if that's what it means, I have to disagree.  That's why
I'm not sure about what the meanting of "Linux for Human Beings" is.

Personally I like it because (to me) it's "Debian the way Debian should
have been by now".

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