A really nice page that shows in numbers who Canonical ( the company behind Ubuntu Linux driven by Mark Richard Shuttleworth, for the rest of us ) really is. Or at least it is my last argument in hating the pathetic distribution that sucks life essence from GNU/Linux.

I’ve been always saying Ubuntu is a pure damage to the free software movement, it is worse than microdoft, novell, oracle and whatever you can bring up from googling linux. The most terrible thing ever.

100 patches to kernel in 5 years. Now, who this company is? exploiter. Period.

That is a normal tactics to catch the train in commercial world. Good job Mark. Great Business Canonical. Community? sure, scared newbies who don’t know what’s the difference between Linux and Ubuntu desperately looking for My computers icons or whatever they had on their Redmond powered boxes. PR? Popularization? give me a break. Ubuntu looks like shit, (does not) works like shit and you know what was the conclusion I’ve got to with a couple of my friends? That Canonical is either a microdoft or aple  spread that is targeted to destroy Linux as desktop platform. I still hope that was a result of logics lacking facts, but it seems so true….

Please, support the contributors, support the ones who creates and not resells, not exploiters. Remove that stinky ubuntu and install something from the top of the list.

Thank you for reading.

4 Thoughts on “Canonical in numbers

  1. Hi Michael
    If you want a fair comparison you should also count the number of emplyees (only 130 against 2200 in Redhat) and the area of focus: Ubuntu is more concerned on desktop applications than kernel.
    What distro should I use? The one I like most. Period.

    ciao ciao

  2. Mario,
    You are absolutely correct about the choice. Everyone, you and me included, should use the distribution they like most. Period.

    The question is what you like. Thats it. I don’t like a distribution that says “we are” when they actually are not.

    About your first argument. Yes Redhat is bigger, older and uncut, but Redhat does not claim to become “better than windows and osx” in two years, they are just doing their business. The same about others on the picture.
    About the second one. Canonical also contributes into “desktop” project with the same minimalistic amount of effort. Period.

    About both of them: Read the original article, you just looked at the headers and said “Our base are under attack!” and now you are trying to protect them without facts. ctrl-f the article for “individuals” and “base”.

    P.S. 130 employees can be a real force if you hire code hackers and not “community managers”.

  3. 1) “Redhat does not claim to become “better than windows and osx” in two years”? Why not? They should.
    2) You’re not bringing facts either.

    If you believe in free sw, you should let the user decide what sw to use, as long as it is free sw.
    They’re not releasing code to the community? It should be easy to find it out: the source is available to everyone.
    They’re not developing sw at all? So it would be easy for another company to do something better (provided that they can find so many “code hackers”).

    P.S. I don’t mind a fuck about canonical

  4. Where is their code? Mario, I am not going to repeat what was already said in the article.

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