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Ubuntu’s Lonely Road

It may be lonely at the top, as the old saying goes, but apparently it can also be lonely a few notches down — at least if Ubuntu is any example.

Though not currently in the No. 1 spot on DistroWatch — for whatever that’s worth — Ubuntu is often credited with having achieved more mainstream acceptance than any other Linux distro so far. Nevertheless — or perhaps as a result — Ubuntu and Canonical are frequently singled out with sharp criticism here in the Linux blogosphere.