Ubuntu, you blew your chance to go mainstream
Jan 25, 2010, 12:33 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)
"Obviously, I've spent a good amount of time trying to think of
a suitable intro to this column. But I couldn't find anything
appropriate to express my disgust and disappointment at Ubuntu's
missed opportunity. So I'll state it plainly – Ubuntu, you
got us this far and then, just when it mattered, you blew it for
all of us.
"Unlike many, I'm not ranting about Karmic Koala's technical
glitches. In fact, it's still one of the best options for the
desktop, and it's technically superior to the new Windows OS that
its release coincided with.
"But this is where it hurts. For the first time ever, the
mainstream tech press mentioned an upcoming Linux release in a
Windows preview article. And what did Ubuntu do to capitalise on
this new-found exposure? Nothing. Absolutely nothing."