[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu on the BBC!!!

Daniel Drummond dmdrummondx at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 08:13:03 GMT 2009

Lucy wrote:
> 2009/10/27 Philip Stubbs <philip at stuphi.co.uk>:
>> 2009/10/21 James Milligan <lake54 at lake54.com>:
>>> Did anyone else watch BBC News this morning?
>>> Whilst showing off Windows 7, the tech correspondent showed a Mac with
>>> Safari open on ubuntu.com
>>> Didn't actually mention the name etc, but said about other OSes.
>>> James
>> I have not had time to read it yet,
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8326264.stm?ls
> It's good. There's a 3 minute interview with someone from Canonical.
> Would have been nicer if it'd been a little bit longer. They just
> about explained what open source was and gave a tour of the OS. It was
> also mentioned that you couldn't run Windows or Mac OS programs on it,
> but didn't mention that there are usually equivalent programs
> available (while it's a good thing to say, I don't remember such a big
> emphasis when Macs are discussed). Unfortunately, I think Ubuntu
> looked a little sad on screen compared to the latest shiney Windows
> release; I'm looking forward to an improved default theme and a revamp
> of Gnome.
> I'm thinking we should invite BBC people to the many launch parties
> that are happening this week! Theydo  seem to be really trying to be
> balanced and informative.
If that guy was from Canonical, perhaps they should think about retraining:-

/"For the first time in 20 years you can buy Ubuntu pre-installed from 
more than one manufacturer," he said. "That's an extraordinary story."

/A stupid statement considering Ubuntu hasn't been around for 20 years.


/"Some of the security is through obscurity but it's also better by 
design," he said./

Just doesn't make sense at all.  Surely as it is an open-source system, 
there is no obscurity.  I think he means to say that Ubuntu is a smaller 
target for crackers than some others.


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