Yoper sucks too

Story: Cloned Distro's: Why Ubuntu sucks and should be bannedTotal Replies: 11
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Jul 04, 2009
10:27 AM EDT
Just kidding!

Come on man, the whole beauty of linux is the diversity. "Banning" distros because they "suck" and rabbiting on about a distro of your own creation is just a tad juvenile.

You could argue Ubuntu is over hyped and a bit buggy but "banning it" because it "sucks"? Oh well I guess it gets page hits for his blog.......

Jul 04, 2009
11:06 AM EDT
So let me sum up this article and save you from wasting your time: "I'm an OpenSUSE fanboy working for Novell who is insanely envious of Ubuntu's success at introducing new users to Linux."

There. Done.

Jul 04, 2009
1:16 PM EDT
How in the hell could anyone "ban" a distro if they wanted???

Jul 04, 2009
1:59 PM EDT
Cloned distros? I installed debian lenny on my HP/Compaq laptop, but could not figure out how to get the broadcom wireless working. All the recipes failed. After tiring of the struggle, I finally wiped the disk and installed the current version of ubuntu. The wireless worked immediately with no special effort n my part, so I think there's a little more there than just "cloning" as the author naively suggests.

As for the whole question of setting up someone with the power and authority to "ban" distros he doesn't like, that's a pretty disagreeable idea on several levels.

Jul 04, 2009
2:08 PM EDT
> Cloned distros?

If we're doing away with all cloned distros, we're going to have a very short list. Even Slackware was based on SLS, but since SLS no longer exists, I guess we could still count it.

Let's see, of the major distros, we have Slackware, Red Hat, and Gentoo. That's pretty much it. There are undoubtedly a bunch of minor distros which are roll your own, but I don't know much about them.

Anyway, yes it's a stupid idea.

Jul 04, 2009
2:26 PM EDT
Quoting: When I developed Yoper, there was Mandrake, Debian, Gentoo, RedHat, SUSE, Slackware and a few others that all went back to those few. Most of them Debian Clones.

Except that none of the ones he mentions are Debian clones. Heh. Dang details.

Quoting: Yoper sucks too

I thought so.


Jul 04, 2009
4:47 PM EDT
I'm sure it will get his blog many page views and what not. Other than that ___ .

Jul 05, 2009
7:50 PM EDT
As someone who spends a good bit of time watching the sausage being made, I can say that a lot of effort is put into -getting fixes back to Debian -getting fixes to upstream

As with all of free software, some projects are more receptive than others, some packages attract more effort than others, and there are sometimes clogs in the pipeline. I'm not arguing the author's argument about the kernel patches, but I think Ubuntu does plenty of good work at the application layer that gets upstream.


Jul 06, 2009
6:58 AM EDT
Quoting:How in the hell could anyone "ban" a distro if they wanted???

By means of 'IP-enforcement' sounds like the only way to me. Maybe some ip-filter 'wall' that certain countries have. But quite hard to ban any such thing I think, given the possibility of IP-tunnels to circumvent walls and given the inability of the 'IP-industry' to enforce their IP when it came to AACS LA '09 f9'.

Jul 06, 2009
7:04 AM EDT
Quoting:I'm sure it will get his blog many page views and what not.

That's it, the perfect idea springs to mind. An article about how Mono, Ubuntu, and Microsoft should be banned from society, and it would also mention how GPL should be depreciated in favour of BSD, and maybe how vi is better than Emacs. Great idea!

Only all this stuff should be in a coherent article, that's a bit of a problem. Something about Monosoft .BUNTU maybe?

Jul 06, 2009
8:44 AM EDT
Buntu.Soft sounds so much better

Jul 06, 2009
11:55 AM EDT
Quoting: Only all this stuff should be in a coherent article

That doesn't stop most people, don't let it stop you. :)

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