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Is Canonical Becoming The New Microsoft?

Feb 10, 2010, 04:32 (14 Talkback[s])

"Whoah! Hold on everyone. Let me don my asbestos suit first will you.

"Thanks.

"Right then. I have been thinking about this post for some time and I think the time is probably right for pressing the old “publish” button.

"I am not trying to incite riots or wars in the halls of residence or corridors of power but Canonical/Ubuntu is starting to catch more “bad karma” than is healthy for it IMHO.

"Let’s start with Mono. Yep. It’s been a prickly thorn for many and the concerns expressed are not going away. There’s no point in raking over the old ground; it is just one of the bad-karma attractants in a growing list. Then we have Ubuntu One. Proprietary, closed, caused much debate and friction when announced and now the possibility of a Windows version too.

"Next comes dumping GIMP, OOo and other much-loved applications from the default installation of versions of the forthcoming distribution."

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