Posted by: Anonymous
on July 27, 2008 01:43 AM
Uhhh... Because there is more to Linux than Ubuntu? Seriously, I am trying Ubuntu in my laptop because it will take way too much effort and time to make Debian fit properly but I already hit several Ubuntu shortcomings in the last two weeks and I'm seriously entertaining the idea of installing Mandriva or OpenSUSE instead but my main workhorse runs Debian now and will keep that way for the foreseeable future. Ubuntu might be good for folks getting their feet wet with Linux but it is surely frustrating enough for the rest of us!
Besides, your reasoning is as weak as it can get. Making sure that it will work with, say Debian or RedHat/Fedora, will benefit the whole Linux ecosystem since these distros are upstream providers to many spin-off distros, including your beloved Ubuntu.
(Sorry for the rant but these Ubuntu zealots everywhere are really starting to piss me off!)