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Stallman slams Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Drone, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Drone

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    The man contributed a lot to Free Software Foundation and he has a point.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2019178/stallman-slams-ubuntu-calls-amazon-integration-spyware.html
     
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    Yeah, I noticed that in Ubuntu 12.10. Sticking with 12.04 for many reasons, since they removed the nice additional drivers menu, deleted a bunch of shortcuts from the settings menu and added Amazon stuff to the taskbar without much reasoning.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Ubuntu is loosing ground (for some time now actually), and this is just fuel to fire. I can't argue for or against Stallman (because I have no idea how it technically works) but including the Amazon thing be default was a bad idea imo.

    I will still praise it for bringing Linux to more people though.
     
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    Wonder how many tons of copper-nickel Washingtons Amazon unloaded into Ubuntu's wishing well...
     
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    I never noticed how much Stallman looks like a prisoner.

    Otherwise, I agree with him on this.
     
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    Hillybilly, imo.
     
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    Does anyone still use ubuntu? Last time I tried it it was so slow and bloated I spent more time Downloading and installing it then I did running it.
     
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    He is radical, but he is true to his belives.

    Follow the links in the Ars Technica article to get the full picture, :).


    I never got the Ubuntu or Mint-Runs, just use debian testing and be happy, ;)
     
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    Then don't install it. Pop in the Ubuntu alternate installer and do a CLI-only install and install just the packages you want. Still not good enough? Use Debian. :confused: Makes you wonder if Stallman really has anything better to do. :p
     
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    People don't get it - even if Ubuntu is open-source-software, it is not par se "good". The amazon-thing just shows how Shuttleworth handles his busness with linux. So simply show that you don't like how he handles his linux-users by not installing it!
    Sure use Debain! All DEs are at you disposal and your security is save. Even testing is more stable than most of the distros out there. Lots of help in debian-forums if you stuck.
     
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    Use Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal, if you have a problem with this
     
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    Sabayon, Debian and Mint are nice alternatives.
     
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