Are you suggesting that developers that are targeting Linux should just target Ubuntu instead and not care about the rest?
Y'know, I usually don't get verbal or anything, but you sir, need to fuck off.
And not FOSS developers, I'm talking about like, Adobe Photoshop and Steam and AutoCAD and what have you.
This is a stupid idea, and I'm glad you got the answer you deserved in the first of your 'bug' reports.
Indeed. The less data that's revealed the better; it's quite enough for them to know it's Linux.
Also, only debs for binary software: what Zhick said. Tarballs work everywhere, debs are extra trouble for everyone not on a deb distro.
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/4.4; Linux) KHTML/4.4.3 (like Gecko)
so whatever behind those numbers are pulled from - browser identification is never a good metric. But as I said, ubuntu is just a fad. It will go away, just like all other fads.
No.You should switch to Ubuntu, use Alien to convert the .deb files provided by vendors, or, like I've been doing with Windows software, boycott.
You should learn to untar a .tgz, or you should bother Ubuntu to do their job and provide debs for you.
This thread is ridiculous.
I have to disagree. Debian is certainly not a fad, but one of the longest lasting and most dependable distributions out there.Ubuntu is just a fad. As was debian for a while.