[nSLUG] Finding linux products and software

Michael Gillie mikegpc at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 09:30:38 ADT 2007

The abilities of Ubuntu are astounding to say the least. I love Ubuntu, it's
the easiest, and most economical linux yet for me.

On 4/13/07, Stephen Gregory <nslug at kernelpanic.ca> wrote:
> On 12-Apr-07, at 20:18 , D G Teed wrote:
> > Mark Shuttleworth looks at these
> > existing distros, and wants a faster pace of change, and other
> > features,
> > real soon, not 3 years out.
> You are being disingenuous. Mark Shuttleworth clearly agrees with
> much of the philosophy behind Debian. He funded Ubuntu to produce a
> system more focussed on the needs of average users. Obviously he felt
> that he could not achieve these goals within Debian. Ubuntu does not
> ship bleeding edge software. Ubuntu strives to ship every 6 months to
> correspond with the stable releases of Gnome. Ubuntu also has
> committed to the long term support of 6.06: 3 years for the desktop
> version, 5 years for the server. Other releases of Ubuntu will be
> supported for 18 months. Like Debian Ubuntu also tries to maintain an
> easy upgrade path from version to version.
> > I just wish the talented people who feel inspired to
> > forge a new distro would understand what has
> > come before them, and then join, enrich and revamp
> > the existing mature distros.
> Joining an open source project is not always the best way to enrich
> and revamp the existing project. If the project leadership is
> unwilling to change or the project has decided to go down a road that
> does not mesh with the goals of the talented person then the best
> solution may be to fork the project. This happens with opensource all
> the time. Ubuntu is a close fork of Debian. It has attracted a number
> Debian developers who have brought their knowledge of how a
> distribution should work. It is worth noting that Mark Shuttleworth
> did work with Debian in the past.
> --
> sg
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