Is Ubuntu becoming the generic Linux distro?

Jonathan Carter jonathan at
Wed May 28 08:15:29 BST 2008

Hi Scott

Scott (angrykeyboarder) wrote:
> Let's just hope that everyone doesn't forget it's Ubuntu Linux, and not 
> just "Ubuntu". Ubuntu could become a genericized trademark, which is not 
> good for Canonical.

AFAIK, it's officially just Ubuntu, not Ubuntu Linux. Here in South 
Africa, there are PLENTY of companies that are called Ubuntu, and they 
existed long before the Linux distribution. I think it's already been a 
generic trademark even before Canonical decided to use it.


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