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  • phoronix
    started a topic Mark Shuttleworth Goes Blogging On Ubuntu Defense

    Mark Shuttleworth Goes Blogging On Ubuntu Defense

    Phoronix: Mark Shuttleworth Goes Blogging On Ubuntu Defense

    Mark Shuttleworth hadn't written on his blog -- where he posts just a few times per year -- since last December. That changed this morning though where he's already written two separate blog posts to come to the defense about Ubuntu rolling releases and saying criticism is misplaced about Canonical not taking care of the Ubuntu community...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMyMDQ

  • droste
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    Originally posted by ворот93 View Post
    http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia...ingSystems.htm

    1 place = Android, 13120M hits
    2 place = Ubuntu, 1081M hits
    3 place = SUSE 18M hits

    That is not even funny.

    While 'Linux Other' seems suspicious, it could easily constitute older versions of Android or Ubuntu and does not look reliable enough to disprove the argument.
    The default user agent string in Firefox in openSUSE is 'Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0'. I'm pretty sure there's no way for a website to know that I'm using openSUSE, so it's impossible to know how many use it.

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  • Gps4l
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    Yes, that's true. But if you execute "ifconfig", the command line actually prints this:

    Absolute path to 'ifconfig' is '/sbin/ifconfig', so running it may require superuser privileges (eg. root).
    I had a problem with this.

    Serious Sam 3 ( a game) had problems recognizing my hardware on openSUSE.

    grep lspci ?

    The openSUSE froum was able to help though.

    Entering this on the commandlind solved the prolem.

    echo 'PATH="${PATH}:/sbin"' >> ${HOME}/.profile

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  • Vim_User
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    Originally posted by ворот93 View Post
    While 'Linux Other' seems suspicious, it could easily constitute older versions of Android or Ubuntu and does not look reliable enough to disprove the argument.
    Actually, it does not look reliable enough to prove the argument. Linux other can be any distro, not just older Ubuntu installations.

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  • ворот93
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    Originally posted by Vim_User View Post
    I would like to see a source for those numbers, do you have a link to reliable statistics that show that Ubuntu has more users than the other distros combined?
    http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia...ingSystems.htm

    1 place = Android, 13120M hits
    2 place = Ubuntu, 1081M hits
    3 place = SUSE 18M hits

    That is not even funny.

    While 'Linux Other' seems suspicious, it could easily constitute older versions of Android or Ubuntu and does not look reliable enough to disprove the argument.
    Last edited by ворот93; 03-16-2013, 10:02 AM.

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  • Vim_User
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    Originally posted by ворот93 View Post
    If the user share of your executable outnumbers other executables combined then yes, by all means.
    I would like to see a source for those numbers, do you have a link to reliable statistics that show that Ubuntu has more users than the other distros combined?

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  • ворот93
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    Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
    "What I?m really interested in is this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a free and open platform that is THE LEADER across both consumer and enterprise computing."

    FLOSS needs THE FUHRER!
    Lol

    Sad but true. Bazaar (as philosophy) is good at creating flexible software with a lot of cool features, cathedral leads to less bugs and faster development. To put it in simple terms:

    Community writes desktop software as it likes
    Companies write desktop software so it *works*

    Take Jabber+Jingle for example:
    You can easily play chess via Jabber (psi-plus)
    You can easily join conferences via Jabber
    You can even make your own Jabber server
    And if you want to call behind NAT ? you?re screwed

    That?s why millions use Skype.

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  • ворот93
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Yes, wouldn't it be nice if free software was the norm, not the exception?

    But how are we going to get there?
    If it is by selling our core values, then is it really worth it?

    I don't want Linux with adware, spyware, EULA, DRM, proprietary software, proprietary protocols, binary blobs, bundled software, browser toolbars, software that modify browser start page, backdoors, etc.

    Don't forget about transparency.
    No, it's not. It's better to stay a community of geeks and programmers and show off l33t openbox setup to our girl- / boyfriends.

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  • ворот93
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    Originally posted by aironeous View Post
    Since I use Ubuntu with mostly the Plasma desktop I would consider myself part of the Ubuntu community. I'm fairly new to linux (less than a year using linux) and I don't know how to code or understand a lot of these techical terms you guys use but I think i have a basic understanding of what Mark is saying. I think he wants to be like Apple, Windows and Android (regarding wealth), feels the goal is achieveable and will say/do anything to justify it and color it as politcally correct (politcally here means as in relation to the other distros).
    Oh well. There are other distros, if he makes a bad decision/s then we will abandon his distro right?
    Sailfish is targetting Wayland and that is their future linux competition on phones and tablets right?
    Valve is going with X and probably open to Wayland and that is their future desktop/gaming platform competition right?
    Opensuse is their enterprise competition and they are still same old same old right?
    So what are we getting next from Valve? Valve Debian or something like that?
    1. Your choice.
    2. Too late for that, sorry
    3. X, Wayland and Mir but I'd rather say just Mir since they target one platform - Ubuntu. Everything else is just an extra.
    4. openSUSE is buggy as hell, no idea about SLE.
    5. SteamBox which is Valve Ubuntu most likely.

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  • ворот93
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    Originally posted by talvik View Post
    Canonical is not contributing upstream. They're trying to get support for their project(which BTW undermines the efforts for a new standard display server).

    And other projects shouldn't take any patch in. It adds complexity and maintenance. Imagine having to support half a dozen display servers.
    Example: If a create a new type of executable incompatible with Linux. Should the Linux kernel just take my patch to support my executable?
    If the user share of your executable outnumbers other executables combined then yes, by all means.

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