lmintnewb wrote:About time, would be about right. Canonical pays to help bring linux out. People start realizing there's something to it n also start realizing ubuntu isn't the only game in town. So good ... hope the trend continues. And all the distro's that put ubuntu to shame ( Mint etc.) get their turn in the sun. Instead of everything being ubuntu this n ubuntu that in the public perception.
Wouldn't hurt me to see Mint on top or a bunch of others, other than ubuntu. Starting to wonder if I'm wrong in disliking them so much ? Buntu did apparently attract a lot of attention for gnu/linux. Even if I feel they are buggy, bloated and wayyyy overhyped by comparison to other flavors of nix. Sighs ...
I think this post says a lot that is wrong with Linux users as a whole. The community aspect is one of the greatest things that makes Linux appealing to me. I used to think that the competition between distros was a competition of good ideas and style, not who has the #1 spot. The truth is that there is no distro that "put ubuntu to shame," nor is there any that put Mint, Fedora, Gentoo, #!, etc. to shame. The fact remains that Ubuntu is very well built and influential as distros go (many others are based on it). Thanks to the LinuxMint team, the good aspects of Ubuntu are applied in a way that appeals to other people. This is an open and free environment and the rhetoric quoted above is better suited for the likes of MS and Apple. The fact that other distros are gaining ground on 'buntu should not be viewed as a slight on Canonical, but as an achievement of the entire Linux community for diversifying.
When one distro excels, the community wins because it motivates the other development teams to do better. It is not worth it to fire baseless insults on the efforts of others ("they are buggy, bloated and wayyyy overhyped" this could be said about any distro) because of a sense of over-importance being placed on personal principles of value.