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Comment: I beg to differ (Score 1) 232

by Drunkulus (#47768689) Attached to: How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest
I would never use Ubuntu for any serious endeavor. It is a vanity distro which is completely dependent on the whim of its self appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life, Mark Shuttleworth. Given Canonical's yearly financial losses it is only a matter of time until he calls it quits to preserve his personal wealth.
Canonical are the people whose forums were hacked, user information stolen, and remained down for two weeks while they attempted to restore backups and patch the exploit. They release by far the buggiest linux distribution in history, in fact it is based on Debian Unstable.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS includes the 3.13 version of the Linux kernel. This is not an upstream long term supported kernel. This means that the Ubuntu maintainers will have to do all the backporting work without any help from the community, for five years, to a kernel that no other distribution will use.
Add the increasing numbers of open source developers infuriated by Canonical's misdeeds with Mir, Unity, and Upstart, and it is clear that Ubuntu is the distro with the challenge to remain relevant.

Comment: The Donald Sterling mystery explained (Score 1) 142

by Drunkulus (#47707793) Attached to: Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board
SB: Don. I want to buy a basketball team.
DS: That's not going to help sell more Zunes, Steve.
SB: Uh, yeah well it's time for new challenges, if you know what I mean. But between steering Microsoft
into an iceberg and my well known temper tantrums, I'm afraid the NBA won't let me buy a team.
DS: I'll put in a good word for you.
SB: That's not going to cut it, Don. What I need is for you to create a distraction. A train wreck caliber
disturbance so profound the NBA will be glad to have me.
DS: Oh my God.

+ - Microsoft Suffers Another Cloud Outage With Exchange Online->

Submitted by cgriffin21
cgriffin21 (1880716) writes "A day after Microsoft’s Lync instant messaging service suffered a global outage, its Exchange Online customers are now having problems with the cloud email service. Customers began experiencing problems with Exchange Online a little after 8 a.m. ET Tuesday, according to posts on Microsoft's Office 365 community forum. Some customers reported being unable to send or receive emails from Exchange Online. Many customers reported experiencing long hold times when trying to contact Microsoft customer service representatives."
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Comment: I'll pass. (Score 2, Interesting) 137

A phone from Canonical? This is the company who brings us the buggiest linux distribution in history, the company whose own forums got hacked and were down for two weeks while they tried to restore a backup. They have never made money and are completely dependent on the continued financial support of their self appointed benevolent dictator for life. With tens of millions in personal losses so far, and years past his own deadline for Canonical to break even, do you really trust that they will be around? I hear all the time that Ubuntu is good for linux. I suppose it is, the same way that factory farming is good for chickens.

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing viability of FORTRAN. -- Alan Perlis

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