"I knew in advance that venting my frustrations with
Ubuntu in the form of an article yesterday would stir up a hornet's
nest. Sometimes when I criticize a Linux distribution there is a
tendency by the community around the distro to circle the wagons
and to go on the attack. Sometimes, particularly in cases of
smaller distributions like VectorLinux and Absolute Linux, the
response is very positive: an acknowledgment of the issues involved
and a commitment to correct the issues. Developers of distributions
in the second category never fail to impress me with their
commitment to their product and the community and they deserve
kudos for their approach.
"So far, with only a very few exceptions, the comments and
discussion around my criticism of Ubuntu has been respectful and on
topic, even when people strongly disagreed with me. This says
something very positive about the Ubuntu community.
"Having read all the comments I'd like to clarify my thoughts on
the subject. First and foremost, with all my criticism of Ubuntu, I
am not questioning the competence or the expertise of the
developers at Canonical. Far from it. As I pointed out in the
article the folks behind Ubuntu have proven they are capable of
delivering a quality product. That isn't at issue."
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