Wow, did people start going apecrap crazy when Red Hat did the same thing Canonical is doing (try to make it profitable so development can continue)? Or SUSE? Or Lindspire? Even Mepis is "corporate." So where's all the Mepis hatred, Red Hat/Fedora hatred, and SUSE outrage?
It really is a total mystery to me that only
Canonical gets Internet hatred for being "greedy, capitalist, profit-driven, corporate (and therefore eeeeeevil), and destined to power computers of all the forces of evil on Earth!"Ubuntu isn't "all about free software" so people switch to Mint in protest?!
Ermygherd! Free software is under attack by eeeeeevil wicked nasty greedy capitalist corporations!
Forgive my sarcasm but I simply really truly do not understand how it ever became "cool" to attack and hate the one single Linux distro that has done more than any other ever to bring Linux to "typical ordinary casual" home desktop users. The people who develop and give away for free this awesome Linux for Human Beings are the very ones to whom Mint and about 80 other distros owe their existence. So why oh why is it considered cool and smart and chic to attack them just because they want to make it profitable enough to continue developing it and giving it away?
It's enough to make me want to switch back
(to Xubuntu) "in protest" of stupid protesters!