[sf-lug] Big progress on launchpad's bug number one

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jan 7 11:03:50 PST 2013

Quoting Larry Cafiero (larry.cafiero at gmail.com):

> So noted and I stand corrected. I was wondering aloud whether credit
> was being given (e.g., to Ubuntu) where credit wasn't due.

References to Ubuntu's bug #1 are a latter-day substitute for Torvalds's
old world-domination joke and Bob Young's old joke that he didn't want
to make Red Hat Software as big as Microsoft Corporation, so much as he
wanted to make Microsoft Corporation as small as Red Hat Software.
Can't blame newcomers for thinking Canonical, Ltd. invented the
concept:  Many just don't know better.

Anyway:  Proprietary OS (MS-Windows) with user control over and local
custody of their data is hypothesised to lose market share to
proprietary OS (Chrome OS) heavily reliant on cloud hosting (unless
using non-default offline operation where available), whose OS
publisher specialises in tracking users and gets custody of the user's
data and builds real-time metrics on just about everything he/she does.
Um, yay?

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