Sunday, October 25, 2009

[Linux] The Truth about Linux’s Place in the World

While on a BBC morning talk show, BBC technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones made a comment that seemed to upset the Linux community.  He said:
“Ubuntu was a minority sport only for dedicated enthusiasts.”
Ubuntu arguably being the largest and most successful distribution for Linux has the majority following as a desktop operating system in the Linux universe.  As a true Linux supporter myself, I have preached the goodness that is Linux time after time.  But the Linux community needs to still come to the grips no matter the ideology or freedom that Linux allows, it’s still for the tech savvy crowd.  Furthermore its place in the operating system market is about 3 steps away from non-existent.

After making his comment about Ubuntu, he was sent a Dell Inspiron Mini from Canonical.  Canonical is the commercial entity behind Ubuntu based out of South Africa.   Read what Rory Cellan-Jones has to say about his expereince with Ubuntu and what I agree to be the truth about the current state of Ubuntu and Linux.

Article referred to:
24 Hours with Ubuntu –Rory Cellan-Jones (BBC Tech Correspondent)

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