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07.06.20

It Almost Feels Like Microsoft Has Already ‘Bought’ Canonical

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu at 7:32 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Recent: In 2020 Canonical No Longer Fights for Freedom | Canonical Continues to Help Promote Windows Instead of GNU/Linux or Ubuntu

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Summary: Canonical’s disturbing trajectory and betrayal of the community continue unabated; one can easily get the impression that Ubuntu exists to help Microsoft at some level

WORKING for Microsoft while being salaried by Canonical? If so, what does that say about Canonical?

Well, as the two links (added above) have outlined already, Ubuntu certainly feels far too close to Microsoft and to Windows these days. Ubuntu helps the E.E.E. Gone are the days when Ubuntu worked to actually replace Windows; it seems like Canonical is happy enough for it to just become a Vista 10 ‘feature’…

“If Canonical brags about working for Microsoft, then one can brag about saying goodbye to Canonical.”It’s no secret that the relationship between Microsoft and Canonical has disturbed a growing number of people in recent years. Speculations aren’t needed; there’s a money flow (Azure) and Canonical isn’t profitable, which may make it easier for Microsoft to manipulate.

Thankfully, in the GNU/Linux world we have plenty of options. If Canonical brags about working for Microsoft, then one can brag about saying goodbye to Canonical. The days of “bug number one” (Windows market share) are long gone. Canonical is bugging a lot of people. It was under no obligation, for instance, to issue the tactless blog post above (a few hours ago). It gives the wrong impression about Ubuntu. People choose Ubuntu (typically) to get away from Windows and from Microsoft.

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