HooHoo, bit of a Linux post, but mainly about the bickery going on between old man Karmi and your sexy young and fresh editeuse, the Orca. Or no, it’s actually a rather one-direction bickering from Karmi –> me. And I guess it’s a rather friendly bickering of two grouches.
Anyhoo, look what I just found in Karmi’s very opinionated blog:
Ignore the ANTIFA ‘Fanatical Linux’ users who claim that Linux Fragmentation (e.g. 600/2000 Distros) is a good thing, e.g. ‘Cream rises to the Top’. Those same ‘Linux Fanatical’ users then start spewing hatred towards Ubuntu because it did actually rise to the *TOP*.
Please let me explain that Karmi killed the comment function of his blog and went into full autism mode now. What you ‘fraid of gramps? For me it means I’m continuing the conversation here in this healthy open to discussion blog.
Back to the topic in hand: Yes, I’m a member of AntiFa, I mean what partly Jewish girl who’s lost half her family in Hitler’s death camps, and now feels the worldwide move to extreme right, fascist politics, wouldn’t join AntiFa on local level? But, I really have no idea why Karmi reacts so badly to what other people do in their spare time. And I absolutely fail to make the connection between AntiFa and GNU/Linux! No idea what Karmi is all about with such a meaningless phrase.
Yes, of course is fragmentation a good thing. It happens naturally when you give many people the opportunity to learn about software and try their fingers in programming and administration of software. Coolest thing ever!
That cream rises to the top is just the logical result of throwing all the existing Linux distros in one huge pot of download links and let the users decide what they like most. I myself have nothing to do with that academic economic model. Just pointing it out.
I’m not a fanatical Linux user, I’m just a user and have no other function in the Linux community. That I blog about Linux stuff has no influence on the community at large. You won’t even find my blog when you search for Linux blogs.
And I wouldn’t use those overly dramaqueenish terms like “spewing hatred” to describe my non-relation with Canonical/Ubuntu. I just don’t like that specific distro and love to crack lame jokes about it. And all that NOT because it rose to the top. I wasn’t there but I guess Ubuntu once was the nonplusultra Linux distro, since Mark Shuttleworth and his gang indeed were the first ones to make a Linux for Human Beings. Superduper! Ubuntu deserved to be number #1 not only in DistroWatch charts but in the real life installation base too. Particularly there, since we shouldn’t care about the business side of Canonical, Red Hat, SuSE and Oracle. We end users just try stuff out and decide for what we love best. And for the most basic demands of new and leisurely users Ubuntu’s lost lots of its appeal. We just need to take a look at Linux Mint, which has taken the Ubuntu base and made it so much better. And other distros didn’t sleep neither.
Yes, Ubuntu is probably, most probably the most-used Linux distro on the planet. But that has purely human reasons, nothing to do with the merits of the system. Ubuntu users are a bit like Windows users. They worked hard and had a bad time, and now that they finally are at home in Ubuntu they stopped looking for better alternatives. For many newbies Ubuntu = Linux. They don’t even know about the existence of other distros. Canonical themselves steered their users in that direction.
So, Karmi and everybody, can you really claim that Orca hates Ubuntu? Just because it’s not for me or every other person with taste and a demand for up-to-dateness. 😉 I’m critical, I won’t recommend it … and still, if I had to decide between either Windows or Ubuntu, I would be sooo quickly on Ubuntu, you wouldn’t belief.