[ubuntu-studio-devel] PR & Support: Where to fish for contributors?

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Thu Oct 29 17:22:47 UTC 2015

I agree with this. No way in Hell I would set up a machine for my sister with
Debian Unstable, and not one of the Ubuntu flavors are involved in the whole
Unity controversy. The needs of a hacker preferring a rolling release and those
of a Window refugee are nearly opposite oneanother

On 10/29/2015 at 11:44 AM, "Ralf Mardorf" <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>>> The reasons might help to find contributors (and to win more 
>>> - Ubuntu is the most known major distro
>>> - Ubuntu has got a past and a future [1]
>>> - Ubuntu follows the user-friendly approach with all it's pros 
>>>  cons. For Linux beginners just the pros of the user-friendly 
>>>  counts, so it makes sense to contribute to Ubuntu, to spread 
>> This is a great start to 3 potential posts on 
>http://ubuntustudio.org It
>> would be awsome if you could develop these 3 points further and 
>post it
>> here!!
>1. Ubuntu is the most known major distro
>It doesn't matter what distrowatch claims, since the number one 
>"Mint" is neither user-friendly, nor well supported. If Mint users 
>need help, they send requests to the Debian or Ubuntu Mailing 
>list. People who know nothing about Linux have heard the Name 
>Ubuntu, a lot of clueless people think that Ubuntu is Linux.
>2. Ubuntu has got a past and a future
>Ubuntu isn't just a one-hit wonder. When I started using Linux, 
>Ubuntu wasn't released. Ubuntu is around now for 10 years, in the 
>meantime several multimedia distros come and go. Even the few 
>focused on audio only, that were based on Ubuntu/Debian and could 
>be used with the official Ubuntu or Debian repositories failed 
>after a while. Some might still exist, but could cause issues with 
>official repositories.
>The downside of Ubuntu's future is related to a few facts and 
>rumors, so I only will explain why the facts are not much 
>important for a user-friendly approach distro. What is considered 
>as Ubuntu spyware are features wanted by many clueless users. 
>Facts are several data sharing applications that indeed are a PITA 
>for some of us, but for e.g. Windows refugees those usually are 
>not a problem at all.
>Regarding a poll Arch and Ubuntu are the most used distros by pro-
>audio users and Ubuntu Studio is a flavour that exists for several 
>years, sure it's not that old as Ubuntu is, but it already is 
>established. Perhaps CCRMA is noteworthy too, but Ubuntu still is 
>more known by the averaged population.
>3. Ubuntu follows the user friendly approach with all it's pros 
>and cons
>The distro I prefer for me is Arch Linux. Arch is not user 
>friendly, but much friendlier for my computer usage. If I should 
>recommend a distro to averaged computer users, I wouldn't 
>recommend a distro that requires a deep understanding of 
>computers, such as Arch does.
>The averaged user needs something that doesn't come with a complex 
>learning curve and this is what's provided by the Ubuntu policy.
>4. Why Ubuntu and not Debian, Suse or another user-friendly major 
>Ubuntu provides free as in beer space and supports so called 
>"flavours". Other than Debian or Ubuntu derivatives, a flavour is 
>an official part of Ubuntu, this rules out the well known issues 
>caused by derivatives.
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