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I'm good with Gentoo
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 24 2012 @ 02:53 PM EDT

Thanks though! ;)

RAS

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Shuttleworth: "we have root. You do trust us with your data already"
Authored by: dio gratia on Monday, September 24 2012 @ 04:36 PM EDT
There's also lubuntu if the objective is to avoid the browser in Unity.

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launchpad removes bug report #1054776
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 24 2012 @ 08:30 PM EDT
http://vexfloss.blogspot.com/2012/09/unbelievable-launchpad-removes-bug.htm l

Meh.

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It's a legit point - if badly worded
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 24 2012 @ 11:20 PM EDT
If you're using an operating system, you've already made a trust decision
whether you want to admit it or not.

It's more or less equivalent to "if you don't trust canonical you probably
shouldn't be using ubuntu".

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Boneheaded
Authored by: matth on Tuesday, September 25 2012 @ 09:56 AM EDT

I'm going to rank this right up there with Romney's 47% comments. People were already complaining about their security and he just poured salt on their wounds.

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Trust Shuttleworth? Not so much.
Authored by: Kilz on Tuesday, September 25 2012 @ 12:56 PM EDT
It took a long time to come to the conclusion that Mark
Shuttleworth or perhaps the people he surrounds himself with
are not deserving of my trust.
I fell in love with Ubuntu when I first started using Linux.
Dapper Drake 6.06 was easy to use, the Ubuntu site had lots
of documentation and the forums were a refreshing change
from the first 2 distro's I had tried.
I liked the 64bit version but it needed help. So I jumped in
with both feet and posted 6k posts in hleping others run the
64bit version with 32bit applications that were needed but
the developers refused to add.
The first crack in the glass came when they closed the 64bit
section of the forums and when I went to help people in
different sections the mods became hypersensitive protecting
newbies.
The second crack was when they started banning old time
users for speaking out against Unity calling it Unity
bashing.
I left the forums and rarely posted there. I found other
distro's were not that bad and as long as I stayed with
Debian based ones I was happy.
Does it supprise me that Shuttleworth is not going to pull a
bait and switch? Not really after what I had been through I
know him and his friends are no good for Linux. Eventually
the rest of the world will figure this out. If this doesnt
do it, perhaps his next move will.

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  • BS? - Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, September 25 2012 @ 01:21 PM EDT
    • BS? - Authored by: Kilz on Tuesday, September 25 2012 @ 05:37 PM EDT
  • Trust Shuttleworth? Not so much. - Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, September 25 2012 @ 09:47 PM EDT
Xbuntu is nice and yeah I trust Mark and the Team.
Authored by: SilverWave on Tuesday, September 25 2012 @ 01:17 PM EDT
Xubuntu, the elegant and easy-to-use operating system.

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RMS: The 4 Freedoms
0 run the program for any purpose
1 study the source code and change it
2 make copies and distribute them
3 publish modified versions

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