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

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at
Sat Oct 7 04:10:35 BST 2006

Micah Cowan wrote:
> 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 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?
'no cost open source', whats wrong there? as oposed to 'it does cost, 
and is open source' (think Redhat EL)

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