[lug] Ubuntu

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 18:07:07 MDT 2006

On 6/9/06, Collins Richey <crichey at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/9/06, Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org> wrote:

> > Just a strange comment on Ubuntu.  What is this thing people have about
> > renaming it?
> >
> > We don't call RedHat/Fedora "KredHat" or "XedHat" just because we run
> > KDE or XFCE on it...
> >
> > Heh.
> Yeah, but many people call it Dead Rat <grin>.

OTOH, Kubuntu probably needs to be differentiated in Ubuntu land,
since the original Ubuntu is derived from Debian where Gnome is King
and KDE is evil. Even today 90% (IMO) of the effort in Ubuntu goes
into Gnome, and Kubuntu is just an afterthought even though
Shuttleworth is fond of it.

Also Xubuntu is a rather stripped down, low memory usage flavor of
Ubuntu that emphasizes low resource utilization for age-old machines,
so that name is probably justified as well.

Collins Richey
     If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries
     of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

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