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A house divided: Linux factions threaten success

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It seems you can’t throw a stick these days without hitting one Linux “camp” hating another. One camp hates Canonical and Ubuntu, one camp hates GNOME, another hates FOSS and Richard Stallman, and yet another hates any given piece of proprietary software that might find its way onto the, otherwise, open source desktop.

From my perspective, that is not only counter to what Linux should stand for, it’s a major stumbling block for the heights of success Linux could actually reach.

Instead of the Linux community cheering Ubuntu on for the success they have started to taste on the desktop and the business world, they are lashing out for Ubuntu to be forked and proclaiming Canonical to be insolvent. Instead of backing the product they helped to build, they are jumping the shark and proclaiming the Linux desktop dead.

I have one simple question to ask…

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