[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu on the BBC!!!
Alan Lord (News)
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Tue Oct 27 08:26:25 GMT 2009
On 27/10/09 08:13, Daniel Drummond wrote:
> 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.
Nit picking is not really helpful. GNU/Linux has been around for that long.
> /"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.
Thinking about the audience for this perhaps it could have been phrased
better but it is a very encouraging sign. That's the first time I've
*ever* seen a Linux distro get mainstream coverage in a positive rather
than derogatory light.
Chris does work for Canonical. He's in charge of OEM deals worldwide and
is quite senior in the company.
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