So why is Ubuntu more popular than Fedora? Is there some specific reason I don't see?
Fedora is a great distribution, however because it tends to use bleeding edge packages, it can often be that little more complicated to install or use than say Ubuntu / Linuxmint. Also Fedora's policy of providing only free drivers and software, I believe, maybe daunting to the new Linux user. So there is a tendency to go with the easiest to learn. Of course we all hope that, in the spirit of learning new things in the Linux world, this initial starting point will lead the user to try those Fedora's, Debian's etc and thus make the choice that suits them. Personally I'm a KDE user and Kubuntu is my Distro of choice (with Crunchbang on the Eeepc) ; at least for the moment!
The principles are well known, its the economics that are the deal breaker. Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed, Embraer and Bombardier could all produce a supersonic civil aircraft if they so wished - but it would have such a small market, it wouldn't make financial or business sense for them to do so.
No no this is so wrong the reason Concorde didn't make it was because America couldn't produce such an aircraft on time. So they brought out the propaganda machine to instil national hatred to this "noisy" foreign aircraft. They were so successful that huge demonstrations happened which forced the limited use over American Airspace and had a knock on effect around the world.
I have lived near Heathrow when Concorde was active and it was not an issue. In fact it was glorious to see this bird take to the skies. Although of limited seating if enough (as originally planned) had been built the economics would seriously made sense. I seem also to recall the fact that the US was also trying to engineer such machines as were the USSR.
Concorde was very much advanced for it's time and a truly beautiful aircraft that never made it's full potential because of a foreign countries policies.
As for Open Sourcing obsolete hardware.... I strenuously agree!
PS I'm not a US hater, My Grand Father was born in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains of Cripple Creek
However, Fedora officials said they don't believe that the attacker was able to push any changes to the Fedora package system or make any actual changes to the infrastructure.
What do you mean you "don't believe"? You don't have logs?
Yeah No spin doctors, we're probably all administrators or more. What exactly has happened?
Has anyone given it a good testing? I've noticed a horrible trend that Canonical tends to rush their releases these days, especially today. Trying to hit the 10/10/10 deadline makes me wonder what they've left broken to meet their target date.
Well I've seen a net trend that it's better to stick with lts Ubuntu 10.04 unless you like the cutting edge.... But then again if you want stable that is almost always the way to go.... Debian Lenny, Suse, Red-hat, Ubuntu LTS (Okay often broken to start with) Slax et al... If you need the latest and greatest up-grade to the latest version of Linux, expect a little work at the beginning to make it all work..... After all that is the nature and curse of cutting edge technology. If you have a system critical machine, go with stable. If you want the latest or want to put the effort in to improve.... then upgrade. But don't complain all the time that it doesn't always work; you are not a Windows baby any more! You are on the road to understanding about the greatest OS and it's free, pretty secure and free!
"We are on the verge: Today our program proved Fermat's next-to-last theorem." -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982