[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Plans

Alan Pope alan.pope at canonical.com
Wed Mar 7 12:32:11 UTC 2012


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On 07/03/12 12:20, paul sutton wrote:
> I am also guessing here, that with the raspberry PI the exposure
> that Linux will get should really help drive the fact there ARE
> real alternatives.,

Or people will say "Linux, hmm, that's the thing that runs on those
really slow, cheap things that come without a case?".

I'd like to hope that's not the general view and that "we" can use the
positive characteristics to help promote Linux in general. It's a
massive bummer that the RPi won't ship with Ubuntu. I'd love for some
community people to get together and make that happen, but it doesn't
seem to have yet.

> Especially if local user groups  and the loco teams Ubuntu local
> teams up their game, then the support structure will be out there
> and people will know about it.
> 

We've heard this before :)

When the OLPC came out Intel and Microsoft made the Classmate which
ran XP (badly) which somewhat scuppered the OLPC launch.

When netbooks came out we crowed about how they ran Linux better than
Windows. Microsoft came along and dictated (via the terms for Windows
Starter Edition) that netbooks be hobbled to a very specific hardware
profile, one which suits their OS.

I wouldn't put it past Microsoft to do something unexpected to screw
with the RPi. I remain optimistic though.

Cheers,
- -- 
Alan Pope
Engineering Manager

Canonical - Product Strategy
+44 (0) 7973 620 164
alan.pope at canonical.com
http://ubuntu.com/
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