Ubuntu and derivatives (Re: Ubuntu.com Download Page)

John Moser john.r.moser at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 23:21:11 UTC 2013

On 01/25/2013 06:17 PM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 5:13 PM, Allison Randal <allison at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> On 01/25/2013 02:38 PM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> Each flavor has a dedicated landing page: kubuntu.org, edubuntu.org,
>> xubuntu.org, ubuntustudio.org, mythbuntu.org, lubuntu.net. The one for
>> *U*buntu (with *U* for Unity  is ubuntu.com.
> By that flawed and short-sighted logic how do you explain Ubuntu with
> a G for GNOME up until a couple of years ago?

Mark Shuttleworth hadn't figured out what direction he wanted to take 
his megalomania in yet and was biding his time for something disruptive 
to happen so he could try to usurp GNOME's position.

(Honestly, Unity gets criticized, laughed at, and used as a primary 
example of how Ubuntu is nothing more than a new love child of Microsoft 
Embrace-Extend-Extinguish and RedHat Not-Invented-Here mentalities.  Do 
you think it would have lasted more than a week if they had rolled that 
out without major disruptive changes in GNOME a la Gnome-Shell?  People 
jumped ship as-is.)

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