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Ubuntu: Time for Another Reality Check

Occasional criticism of Ubuntu as a less-than-perfect Linux distribution, and of Canonical as a selfish member of the free-software ecosystem, is nothing new. But no matter how many flaws one can find with Ubuntu and its developers, they have succeeded in respects where every similar endeavor to date has failed; namely, they’ve achieved a public image that blows every other Linux distribution out of the water.

A lot of the Canonical-haters, in my experience, speak out of jealousy at Ubuntu’s success. They’re upset that it’s crowded out other distributions to become almost synonymous in popular usage with Linux. Other critics are geeks who feel threatened by Canonical’s goal of making Linux accessible to normal people, which they worry will destroy the free-software world by inducting the technically incompetent into it.

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