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- agreed. I've long been sceptical of the benefits of targeting such an audience. Sure, it's nice to be altruistic. But that audience almost by definition is not going to contribute anything of use to me - so if I'm not an altruist, why should I contribute anything? And if you take this to it's logical conclusion, you end up with a distro with the most users and the fewest contributors. (edit: which is exactly what is happening to gnome right now.)
edit2: This is not to say users can't grow into contributors. But when they do they might also outgrow the walled garden you've built for them, at which point they go and contribute somewhere else.Jul 31, 2012
- it also opens up to another company taking your hard work, and eating your lunch.
I want Ubuntu to succeed - let me be clear on that.
They're doing a lot of work, technical, infrastructure, marketing and branding, initiatives with OEMs like Dell in India and China, and so forth.
Then along comes an OEM from the East who builds unbranded computers for those markets, spins their own general purpose Ubuntu-based distro, and undercuts everything in the general purpose computer market... not something I'd like to see.Jul 31, 2012
- Personally I am just shocked to find out that I can't access Flickr from my Ubuntu desktop. My http://flickr.com/photos/tealeg account full of photos must be some figment of my imagination.Aug 1, 2012
- Er... I can access your photostream from Ubuntu. And once the photo lens is stable, you'll be able to access it from the dash.Aug 2, 2012
- you're clearly suffering from the same
delusion as me. The article says it can't be done.Aug 2, 2012
- Ah yes! Sorry, didn't read the article. So basically I clearly cannot access my http://www.flickr.com/photos/brunogirin/ account either :-)Aug 2, 2012