Well, Mark said he's investing in their vision for a future converged ecosystem, but they could ditch it all right now and just keep server and cloud to be profitable. They're spending mostly for R&D for now, so when things are ready they will surely do better. Worst case scenario they ditch it and the community takes over.
And they're no Red Hat, but US$56 million is still quite a revenue for an open source company. They just need to spend (much) less. Maybe with their mobile device(s) out they will lose less?
But then I wonder how Red Hat manages to top 1 billion $ revenue while mostly staying on the default stack (and contributing to it).
this a normal result, need to see this year if they acomplish what they want or if they fail
I don't like some choices from Canonical as well but registering to post a hate message? you seriously need a vacation...And yes, I registered just to post this.
Technical superiority has nothing to do with being the most popular. When I show someone something like Linux Mint they're like, oh it's like Windows, but it doesn't run Windows... When I show someone Ubuntu they're like, oh it looks like a Mac! And if they liked the idea of a Mac in the first place but were turned off by the high price, they'd go for Ubuntu instead. If they were thinking of getting Windows cause they needed Windows they aren't going to choose mint.
Ubuntu is seriously the most popular desktop Linux distro among the general population. If you're a programmer and you love Debian, Fedora or Mint, knock yourself out, but don't smear your crap about Ubuntu all over these forums.
Edit: Also, yes I believe Upstart was up and working before systemd was stable enough for the average user.
Last edited by profoundWHALE; 01-14-2014 at 12:15 PM.