Bye to Unbuntu
"aec$news" at candt.waitrose.com
Mon Jan 8 17:50:11 UTC 2007
Anthony M Simonelli wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-01-06 at 17:17 +0100, Knapp wrote:
>> Are you saying you're going to use OpenSuse instead of Ubuntu? I
>> couldn't leave the Debian based distros. If I were ever to leave
>> Ubuntu, it would be for Debian. I just like running a current desktop
>> and current Gnome, which Ubuntu provides.
>> On Sat, 2007-01-06 at 10:19 -0500, Julian Alarcon wrote:
>> > JEJE, and I chose Ubuntu 3 Months ago upper Opensuse.. JEJEJE..
>> Saying goodbye to Ubuntu for some other distro is one thing but Suse?
>> Is that not a bit like getting on the titanic after it hits the
>> iceberg? Sure it is a nice ship with a good design but?
> There are people who question Shuttleworth and Canonical's motive behind
> Ubuntu and the "corporate involvement" makes people suspicious, but
> openSuse? I tried out 10.2 and I actually had to agree to a license
> agreement from Novell! The only times I've had to do that was for
> Lin/Freespire (understandable), Fedora and openSuse. This doesn't seem
> 'free' to me. OpenSuse seems like one of those distros that assumes the
> user is clueless and tries to do everything for the user automagically
> and is heavily customized while Ubuntu seems to stay a hacker distro
> while being a convenient Debian. Am I totally off or does anyone agree?
agree. Also the customisation of open source such as OO.o with other
large proprietary software companies not only in the background but
also actually *on board* is the last straw.
I trust canonical wants to make a profit sometime. I have no problems
with that at all. However, the OS is expected to continue to be free.
A recent academic analysis of MS position concluded that MS could
reduce its price or even give windoze free, and still survive.
However, after using linux for a very few years now I would not use
windoz even if someone gave me money to do it. And that has surprised me.
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