Quote Originally Posted by andrnils View Post
And calling Ubuntu an OS is also a bit of a stretch I guess, it's distro. Shuttleworth hasn't so far as I know created anything on the OS level, just modified packaging and UI
A distro...and what do they distribute, candy? Or perhaps an operative system?

From their respective web sites:

Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer.
openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server.
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software.
Gentoo is a free operating system based on either Linux or FreeBSD that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need.
Given this, I guess Canonical is not stretching anything when they say:

Super-fast and great-looking, Ubuntu is a secure, intuitive operating system that powers desktops, servers, netbooks and laptops.
And neither Michael, of course.