Re: A Software Populist Who Doesn't Do Windows
Ean Schuessler <email@example.com> writes:
> I don't know how many of you caught sight of this article about Ubuntu
> in the New York Times, its an amusingly stilted read.
It's a dreadful article. It's characteristic of the worst sort of
technological reporting by newspapers who don't understand the field.
It's full of cutesy attempts at a populist mystique, labored attempts to
create a sense of drama, weird misunderstandings of how operating systems
work, and all sorts of basic flaws in research about the relationships
between Linux, distributions, Debian, and Ubuntu. I could barely stand to
read it and was ranting to friends a couple days ago about how horrible it
was when I first saw it.
I don't think anyone who actually knew something about the subject matter
could be happy with that article, regardless of what distribution they're
working on. It's badly-written, badly-researched crap.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>