[ubuntu-uk] Battle of the Operating Systems

Benjamin Webb bjwebb67 at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 30 21:25:46 GMT 2007

On 30/01/07, Robin Menneer <robinmenneer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nobody has mentioned that promoting linux is different from promoting
> an operating system.Until folk are agreed on Suse (which I had until
> Novell took it over) Ubuntu (which I have and enjoy), Kubuntu,
> mandrice or other systems, the man in the street is going to stay
> confused.  It's like the Cornish who are embattled as which of five
> ways of writing the Cornish language is best, instead of trying to
> popularise this ancient language akin to Welsh and Breton.

This is a very good point. I must admit, this is a very hard obstacle
to overcome.

However, Linux's downfall is also one of its positive points. It is
highly customizeable.

In my opinion, we should try to advertise one distrobution, say
Kubuntu, but at the same time, make people aware that with Linux, many
options are availible.

The fortunate thing with Linux, as opposed to Cornish, is that the
multiple versions can coexist - trying to advertise Kubuntu for
example will not have an adverse effect on other strains of Linux.

--Ben Webb

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