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    Ubuntu mentioned on BBC Breakfast

    This has to be a first. They where talking about the brand new Windows 7, with touchscreen.

    I thought they where going to ramble on about how great it was, but then to my surprise they said with the launch of Apples new products, and free software like Ubuntu, Microsoft has competition or something like that.
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    Re: Ubuntu mentioned on BBC Breakfast

    I saw that.

    I think Rory Cllelelelelelelelelelelelen-Jones [or whatever his name is] completely understated Ubuntu.

    I can't find a video of the interview, but his words were:

    "It's run by a small group of enthusiasts, and not something that the everyday user would be interested in".

    Whilst I realise the news segment was primarily about Windows 7, you would have thought he'd at least do some research

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    Re: Ubuntu mentioned on BBC Breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by matthew1471 View Post
    "It's run by a small group of enthusiasts, and not something that the everyday user would be interested in".
    i think no publicity at all would be better than being mentioned like this (of course, i never saw the segment; maybe it was actually better, i'm just going on the two posts about it here..)
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    Re: Ubuntu mentioned on BBC Breakfast

    yeah i saw that report too......

    while any publicity is good, he definitely understated it, but with such a short amount of time to report on it he was never going to go into detail.

    all he had was the ubuntu website displayed on a macbook air
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    Re: Ubuntu mentioned on BBC Breakfast

    Popey has got a transcript of the broadcast...

    http://popey.com/blog/2009/10/21/bbc...ismiss-rivals/

    I was nearly there with my recall of the comment.

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    Re: Ubuntu mentioned on BBC Breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by matthew1471 View Post
    Popey has got a transcript of the broadcast...

    http://popey.com/blog/2009/10/21/bbc...ismiss-rivals/

    I was nearly there with my recall of the comment.
    Interesting. It's nice to hear Ubuntu mentioned in the same frame as OSX and W7, but the reply isn't much more than I expected. Call me jaded after years in the media ...
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    Re: Ubuntu mentioned on BBC Breakfast

    The madia is a cesspit.

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    Re: Ubuntu mentioned on BBC Breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by ade234uk View Post
    This has to be a first. They where talking about the brand new Windows 7, with touchscreen.

    I thought they where going to ramble on about how great it was, but then to my surprise they said with the launch of Apples new products, and free software like Ubuntu, Microsoft has competition or something like that.
    Link to the actual broadcast?
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    Absolutely, I was just showing one off here. There’s something called ‘Ubuntu’ which is launched next week. It’s a whole sort of little community of enthusiasts building operating systems for absolutely nothing and trying to persuade us that we don’t need to be in with the big boys but actually most computer users frankly they don’t want to bother with that sort of stuff they want something that’s there…
    That`s so funny.

    As long as that "little community of enthusiasts" continues to thrive, I`m happy whatever Rory cehphlhann Jones says.

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    Re: Ubuntu mentioned on BBC Breakfast

    Actually, how many Debian / Ubuntu developers / contributors are there in total?

    And how many developers are on Windows payroll I wonder?

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