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The Sins of Ubuntu

Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet I often hear friends and co-workers casually criticize Ubuntu. Perhaps this the price of success. Or is it? In this article I’ll analyze common criticisms and try to sort fact from fiction.

I should mention that I’m a big Ubuntu fan and have used it for five years. Even so, it pains me to see the obvious ways it could improve. As I’ll explain, I believe Canonical’s business model holds Ubuntu back from fulfilling its potential.

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