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    I can see what Canonical are trying to do. But at this point in time their main flavoured desktop runs like a piece of crap. The six-month release cycle really isn't helping them much at all. Glad I changed distros when I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Ubuntu Tries To Attract New Developers

    Through improving the publicly available Ubuntu Linux documentation and reaching out to new developers -- along with existing Windows developers that may now be thinking of targeting Ubuntu as their next supported platform -- the Linux OS hopes to increase its developer and application count...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIyMTA
    I am already working on Ubuntu, doing my best to completely remove all traces of Unity

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanL View Post
    False. They contribute packaging fixes back to Debian. David Henningsson contribute a lot to the audio stack since Ubuntu has a large sample size and every HDA device needs its own hacks. I could go on, but I'm not going to waste more time on this "they don't contribute upstream" idea, since you'll probably just keep repeating it anyway.
    Kernel and ALSA are real upstream, not Debian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorgos View Post
    my comment: Debian is the biggest distro out there but they don't get much credit as long as people know only its derivatives like ubuntu and mint. Is this bad, prolly because if they ask for funds(sources like E.U. or U.S.) they might get a reply "you know, you are not that famous, we will give you less than last year". if the host dies then the leech will go find blood from someone else.
    I don't know about the US, but in the EU you don't need to be famous to get funding. What you do need is a good plan and someone who knows how to file all the paperwork they require—that's what the PyPy project did, and they certainly weren't famous back then (whatever code they had was unusable from a practical PoV at the moment they asked for EU funding).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    "Ubuntu Tries To Attract New Developers"
    And yet they don't contribute upstream.
    That's nonsense, and either you know that and you are lying to harm Canonical/Ubuntu on purpose, or you don't know what is really happening and then you should shut up until after you did investigate yourself.

    As someone said earlier: Red Hat is certainly contributing more code (now), and Canonical could maybe do more contributing code (and making it easier for others to contribute to their code...), but that doesn't mean Canonical doesn't contribute anything at all.
    Last edited by JanC; 11-08-2012 at 06:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larian View Post
    Yes. Yes they have. Just because they don't commit as much as Red Hat doesn't mean they're not contributing. If nothing else, look at what they've done to popularize Linux on the desktop. If that's not a contribution, I don't understand English.
    Do it exist stats on this? I don't get the impression Desktop Linux has a bigger market share than ten years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akka View Post
    Do it exist stats on this? I don't get the impression Desktop Linux has a bigger market share than ten years ago?
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-sourc...ibutions/10726

    That's the best I can do on short notice. I don't have any numbers to offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larian View Post
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-sourc...ibutions/10726

    That's the best I can do on short notice. I don't have any numbers to offer.
    It was more the part with popularize the linux desktop I was unsure about. If Ubuntu has contributed with more users to Linux or only succeed with take a big part of the already existing user?

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    Is it just me or is ubuntu seems to be trying hard to go forward without having much substance underneath it.
    Last edited by Leslie508; 11-08-2012 at 09:20 PM.

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