Ubuntus PR is worth a lot to ALL of us Linux Users
What a silly thing to say.
Originally Posted by energyman
Ubuntu may not have as deep a bench technically as Red Hat or Novell/Suse, but their consumer focused offering is in every way complementary to the server focused, or hacker focused distros, and they have invested far more resources than the various one-man "user friendly" distros I can think of.
If you think millions of dollars in PR is worth nothing then you should have been satisfied with the status quo before Ubuntu.
Nobody outside of the computer science field had ever heard of Linux.
I cringe at the thought of a world where, even as the world fills up with devices secretly running Linux under the hood, the end users of the world think they have to choose between Steve Balmer and Steve Jobs.
Billions of dollars in PR is EXACTLY what GNU/Linux needs to put the general purpose OS vendors out of business (at least out of the business of being general purpose OS vendors).
I look forward to the day when Microsoft desperately releases its free "community edition" of windows 8, but can't get anyone to download it :D