[lug] distribution favorites?

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Tue Nov 14 15:40:20 MST 2006

On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 01:23:56PM -0700, Paul E Condon wrote:
>Ubuntu is supported by a South African who made millions in some kind of high
>tech computer venture. He spent a few millions on a trip into space on a Russian

Hundreds of millions, doing Thawte (SSL certificates), which was purchased
by Verisign...

The distribution isn't entirely run by volunteers.  Canonical is working to
commercialize and offer support for Ubuntu, and a lot of the Ubuntu people
are Canonical employees.  So, it's not really volunteers that are making
sure that security fixes are back-ported to 10 different versions.

 Do you think reading about cowboys is sufficient to ride a horse?
 Like horses, real programs tend to throw you.  -- John Shipman, 1997
Sean Reifschneider, Member of Technical Staff <jafo at tummy.com>
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