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All Done With Ubuntu

Mar 21, 2010, 00:03 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

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"Ubuntu, love it or hate it, is quite possibly the most popular Linux distribution around. With an emphasis on community and making the operating system accessible to as many people as possible, it’s easy to see why it’s number one. In fact, I’ve been a strong supporter of Ubuntu since its beginning, beta testing just about every release and I submitted a ton of bug reports to help make it as awesome as it could be. Though my relationship with Ubuntu has often been strained due to Canonical not always putting the interests of the users in direct focus, I’ve always stood behind it. Unfortunately, Ubuntu and I must part ways, as well as any community involvement I once had with it. What strained this relationship? Read on for a first hand account.

"There’s something about the Linux community in general that has always captivated me. Perhaps it’s the willingness that everyone has to take time out of their daily lives to help others, or perhaps it’s that the Linux community sticks together and just tries to make everything better. The testing community with Ubuntu was no exception to this. I’ve never seen such a large group of caring and bright people. For that reason, I’m glad to have been a part of it and to have done my part in improving my favorite distribution.

"Unfortunately, it wasn’t always fun. Some of the decisions made for Ubuntu by Canonical just didn’t make sense to me."

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