Ubuntu vs Kubuntu

Maurice Murphy m1625 at rogers.com
Mon Jan 22 12:55:13 UTC 2007


Andrew Hunter wrote:
> On Sunday 21 January 2007 11:28, Maurice Murphy wrote:
>   
>> Peter,
>>
>> Thanks for your well reasoned critique.  For me, however, I believe we
>> should leave KDE to others. 
>>     
>
> As a happy Kubuntu user, I disagree.
>
>   
>> Xandros and others do a good job with 
>> this.  Why add to the confusion when the Gnome is a cleaner, more
>> effective layout?
>>     
>
> That is _entirely_ subjective.
>
>   
>> As an ex-XP MCE user, I had no difficulty with the 
>> transition to Ubuntu.  It was a pleasure.
>>     
>
> Great.
>
>   
>> Why not stick with Ubuntu and 
>> make it even better than it is?  IMHO this would be a more efficient use
>> of resources.
>>     
>
> I think you miss the point. Kubuntu was started as a community derivitive to 
> use KDE and Ubuntu repositories. In no way does Kubuntu "steal" resources 
> from Ubuntu, therefore all this would do is dis-enfranchise a portion of 
> Ubuntu users (yes, even though I use Kubuntu I consider myself an Ubuntu 
> user). IMHO, a move like this would be against the principles of FOSS.
>
> Note that there is nothing Canonical can do to stop someone from creating a 
> derivitive distribution, they can only control the Ubuntu trademark. In 
> contrary to this, Canonical actively encourages people to use the software 
> they provide in any manner they see fit, that is freedom.  
>
>   
>> Maurice
>>     
My apologies to all Kubuntu users!  I stand corrected!  I guess my 
subjective views were born out of my happiness with the Ubuntu Gnome 
interface and overall performance.  Please forgive!

Maurice
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