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

Alexander Jacob Tsykin stsykin at
Sat Oct 7 04:36:24 BST 2006

On Saturday 07 October 2006 06:52, Scott wrote:
> 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".
I disagree. I think that Ubuntu is the easiest to use fully free Linux 


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