That’s just a boring stuff, but based on a true story ;)
It is meant to be semi-funny. Maybe it isn’t. Feel free to skip it!
Today I thought to give a try to Ubuntu 13.10. I’am admitting it, I haven’t seen it yet :/
I visited Ubuntu.com and start downloading it. Meanwhile I thought to check what was new.
Whats the best place to get Ubuntu news? OMG Ubuntu. I read this article from Joey-Elijah Sneddon. Then I read a couple of more Ubuntu 13.10 reviews.
Ok, I just stopped downloading. Ubuntu 13.10 has nothing new to offer since 13.04. That was kinda weird, because 13.04 hadn’t either any exciting to offer over 12.10.
Fortunately version 12.10, had major changes over 12.04. It might was worse, but at least it was different.
I didn’t lose any time, and I checked Ubuntu Source Code Locations. Activity is more or less 50% down in the last year.
Hmm, that explains why..
..oops, my friend ..hm, okay is better not to name him ..one of my friends came online in GTalk.
What makes this friend so special, is that he is member of Ubuntu Community, he has made an Ubuntu derivative in the past, he has written a couple of utilities for Ubuntu, but most importantly, he deploys Ubuntu Desktops as part of his work.
So I asked him what was going on with Ubuntu 13.10. He couldn’t answer me. He was too busy writing a complaining mail about this mess that Canonical brought after 12.04. He said a couple of nasty things about them and we hang up. For now.
Hmm, that explains why..
I have this feeling that in Ubuntu are starting to lose their incredibility. Comon guys, let Jane Silber do her job. She is smart, she is cool, she is good in PR..
I mean that’s why you hired her, didn’t you?
The funny thing with SteamOS and Ubuntu is that.. well, in a sense everything comes back to you.
I mean, Ubuntu forked Debian and they created the most popular Free Desktop. At least this is what they say.
And now Valve comes from nowhere.. ..let me say it again..
..And now their favorite partner comes to fork Debian and to put Ubuntu in second place.
Whats bad about being second ..is that you’re the first loser.
2004-2013, wow almost a decade!
You know I had Ubuntu in 2004. It was this time that all Linux fans were trying to find out the best Linux.
We were trying Arch, Gentoo, Slack ..I even had an LFS back then. Also it was this “war” between KDE and GNOME. Ahh, Glorious Days, I miss them!
Suddenly Ubuntu came up. Can’t remember exactly why, but best Linux pursuit was over.
So, 10 years later where are we? Again chasing the best Linux Distro.
OMG, they have right, history always repeat itself!
That makes me wondering ..what Ubuntu really achieved in the past 10 years?
Smells like being on day 1. Again.
I’m sorry, I got off topic. Where was I? ooh, yeap ..I was looking to figure out why Ubuntu development had gone so low.
Damn, I must be blind. The answer was just front of me.
To be fair, Ubuntu is progressing faster than ever. Faster Than A Speeding Bullet.
Both names start from “S”. Yeap, No, I don’t believe in coincidences!
Anyways, I was just looking on the wrong direction!
To Ubuntu Touch
To be continued.. maybe ;)
Ok, I better stop here. To save what I can ;)
Besides I finished downloading Tizen. Maybe, just maybe Tizen is one of the next big things!