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

Alan Lord (News) alanslists at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 08:26:25 GMT 2009

On 27/10/09 08:13, Daniel Drummond wrote:
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> 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.

> and
> /"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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