When one uses a particular distro or piece of software, it is a vote for that software or distro. This is the same concept that when you spend money on something you vote for that product and ensure that firms continue to sell it. Things are a little murkier in the Linux world because each distro has different flavors. Take Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu. If I use Kubuntu, am I voting for Kubuntu or Ubuntu? If I am voting for Ubuntu, that means I'm voting for MIR, Upstart, and Unity even though I am not using them. I would much rather my vote go to Kubuntu because I would prefer developer patches go to KDE for instance and support the Kubuntu community. Does anyone have any comments on this? How can I ensure that companies register my preferences?
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