Saturday, February 10, 2007

Ubuntu: crash, burn, or burst into flames....

Its been a while since I have posted, and to anyone who reads this I am sorry. The semester is full swing and I am taking a compiler theory class that appears to be rather time consuming, but enough about me....

As everyone knows, Ubuntu has teamed up with Linspire as described here and Linspire's CNR will be ported to Ubuntu's upcoming Feisty Fawn release.

What is my take on this?
Well, we can look at it from multiple points of view. At first glance I don't like the idea basically because of my old debian habits and ideals but if I take a moment to truly think about exactly what this will do for new linux users and general desktop users who don't want to bother with the command line, or the annoying complexity of synaptic, I can't seem to find myself to completely turn my back on the integration. Also, in the event that Ubuntu is given any say so in the development cycle of CNR I could see them taking it to a productive place that it has never reached. Ubuntu obviously has some brilliant developers on their team, staff or volunteer alike, and I would like to see where they could take the whole CNR idea.

I know, short and sweet ... but I had a sour taste in my mouth about it in the beginning but after some mental exercise about the topic I think it will turn out to be a positive addition to the Ubuntu world so there isn't a whole lot more to say.