Where would we be without Ubuntu
For many in the Linux community, the topic of Ubuntu brings up ire and, in some cases, nothing short of rage. Why? On the surface it's easy to point to the likes of Unity and Mir as the primary reasons for the criticism and hatred. If you look deeper, however, I think it's much more complicated. I think Ubuntu faces this petulance because:
Many users hate that Ubuntu is a commercial product
Many "hard core" Linux users look at Ubuntu as "Linux lite"
Many don't see Canonical giving back enough to the open source community