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Shuttleworth Misses the Point Yet Again

http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com

There are a number of quotes in the article from the originator of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, Mark Shuttleworth, that clearly attest to the fact he is completely missing what so many people find wrong with Unity.

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Created by lozz 3 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 6 weeks ago
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What should we do with Free Software users who don't contribute to it in any way?

http://stop.zona-m.net

This page was born as an answer to an Italian article titled "Open Source, I want everything now and I won't give anything back".

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Created by fossfreak 5 years 3 days ago – Made popular 5 years 2 days ago
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How to Remove (Hide) Users list at login Screen in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

One of the new features in Ubuntu 9.10 is it show the currently available users list at login screen if you want to hide this just follow one of the following method

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Created by snuffbox 5 years 1 week ago – Made popular 5 years 1 week ago
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Linux Documentation From A User's Viewpoint

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Linux newbie and excellent writer Emery Fletcher weighs in on the subject of documentation for Linux users, and why it is a good thing.

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Created by helix 5 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 1 week ago
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The proprietary sins of an average GNU/Linux user

http://www.mygnulinux.com

New distros seem to pop-up every day in the GNU/Linux world. The majority of them try to be as FREE as possible, however when attempting to install a distribution on a new PC of a common next door user, you will probably find (I sure did) that you can’t avoid falling into these two proprietary sins:

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Created by LittleBabyCheeses 5 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 2 weeks ago
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What Does a User Cost?

http://ostatic.com

Godin writes today about embracing the "lifetime value" of a customer. Open source projects may not have customers, but it pays to think about the lifetime value of users as well.

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Created by stalinux 5 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 3 weeks ago
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Both Developers and Users Are Not Interested in Mono

http://boycottnovell.com

The Mono riddle begs for source of the claims of "demand"

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Created by komrad 5 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 15 weeks ago
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Is Debian listening to its users?

http://blog.stone-head.org

For some time ago I’ve been pondering about this question. As long as GSoC 2009 is about to start and people are looking for project ideas, I’m posting here a very preliminar draft of my findings and an idea for a posible software project.

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Created by pontifex 5 years 39 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 39 weeks ago
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Good Linux Users Don’t Talk About Microsoft

http://www.pcmech.com

Is it all too typical on the internet to hear a Linux user go full-on zealot style and say, "YEAH! I use Linux! F**k Microsoft! You people are sheeple! Down with the status quo!" Blah, blah, blah, frickin’ blah.

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Created by FamilyGuy 5 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 40 weeks ago
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How Many Linux Users Are There (Really)?

http://www.linuxplanet.com

How many Linux users are there really? It's a darn good question, and there isn't a darn good answer. In one way, we're all Linux users now.

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Created by emacsfanatic 5 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 42 weeks ago
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Are you an "average" user?

http://it.toolbox.com

Everybody uses in their arguments the yardstick of the average user. This is the user that people measure the suitability of an operating system and form their arguments around. This brought a few questions to my mind. What exactly is an average user? How are they defined? What criteria are needed to put people in an "average user" box?

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Created by anna 5 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 45 weeks ago
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The Secret Lives of Ubuntu and Debian Users

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Using free and open source software (FOSS), advocates like to say, is not a popularity contest. It's about doing what's right. However, the Debian and Ubuntu Popularity Contest projects might disagree.

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Created by leo 5 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 47 weeks ago
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A sad/happy tale of Mandriva community decline/growth

http://www.happyassassin.net

Controversy in the Mandriva world this afternoon. Vincent Danen is all doom and gloom, citing declining numbers of posts to mailing lists as evidence of a shrinking community.

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Created by AdamW 6 years 1 week ago – Made popular 6 years 1 week ago
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Million’s of Linux Users, they can’t all be experts.

http://dthomasdigital.wordpress.com

Recently Internetnews.com had a story that Canonical the company behind the Linux distribution Ubuntu, estimates that 8 million plus people use it’s popular operating system.

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Created by switchpin 6 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 5 weeks ago
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The free software ecosystem and its denizens

http://mdzlog.wordpress.com

Free software is a remarkable phenomenon. It is a highly evolved form of collaboration: compared to other creative endeavors, free software developers all over the world are able to work together on a project with surprisingly little friction.

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Created by switchpin 6 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 9 weeks ago
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