Friday, December 02, 2005

Ubuntu is ...

... an African word meaning "I have better things to do with my life than configuring Slackware all day".

Or Gentoo, for that matter.

This isn't a flame bait; I've been a Slacker for many years, and I have much respect for those two distroes. I just subscribe to the Ubuntu way.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading a few of your previous posts, I see that you are extremly biased towards ubuntu.

Easy configurability is just one aspect of an OS. Many people prefer predictability even though it may require more time to configure it properly. Ubuntu is far from being predictable or easiliy controllable. The moment you start diverging from the Ubuntu developers vision of how it should work, you're in trouble.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Senko Rasic said...

I admit, I am biased towards Ubuntu. I really like how the entire thing is organized, and I love the community.

That said, I'm trying to be objective when talking about other distroes. I don't believe "one size fits all" philosophy applies to distroes, and I think it's good to have GNU/Linux delivered to us in various ways. If Ubuntu were the only distro around, I'd agree with you - you don't want to depend on somebody else's view on how Linux system should look like. But, there is a choice - the moment that Ubuntu devs do something that is unacceptable to you, you can jump ship.

The Ubuntu devs themselves have a strong opinnion on how their distro should look like. That can be a good thing - they can choose for the user. See this blog post for another view on this topic (if the server is down, you might find it via Monologue planet (title is "Opinions and Free Software").

7:25 PM  

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