Ubuntu in the OSDL Desktop linux survey

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu Oct 13 01:04:49 UTC 2005

Dmitry Mityugov wrote:

> On 10/12/05, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
>> Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
>> > http://developer.osdl.org/dev/dtl/survey/start.shtml
>> Brilliant.  In Konqueror, this survey presents me with _exactly_ the same
>> three questions on every page.  It works fine in IE :-(
> I believe Ubuntu is about Gnome, not KDE, so there's no need to report
> to its creator about KDE problems. BTW, I finished my survey in
> Firefox just fine.

You clearly don't have a clue.  Ubuntu is about Linux.  Kubuntu is not
Ubuntu's main direction, but it IS a supported option.  Given that (and the
fact that this is not even a Ubuntu survey, it's an OSDL _LINUX_ survey) it
is VERY much apropos that the survey doesn't support one of the two
standard Linux browsers.

All that said, unlike a number of posters here, I'm not actually expecting
Mark Shuttleworth to be reading this list.  He asked people to _mail_
him...  I wasn't reporting "to it's creator", I was blowing off steam about
Linux surveys that don't support Linux browsers.

If the responses given here (that it's not a problem because it works in
Firefox) are any indication of typical Linux users, then it's no surprise
at all that the world at large thinks Linux will never be a threat on the
desktop because they don't believe we're capable of cooperation over things
like desktop (or browser) standards.

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