I recently came across a very click bait’y article on the front page of Hacker News which advocated why users should use RHEL or CentOS over Ubuntu. As a Ubuntu contributor I found this article offensive and quite outright absurd. I’m not going to link the article here since that would mean just driving more clicks to the author’s website, but most of the folks who read HN regularly will know what I’m talking about.
To the author of the article :
I think you do not even begin to understand the complexities of how communities in Linux interact with each other. I have friends across Red Hat, Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, Debian and countless other distributions that I’ve acquired during the past 5 years of working on Kubuntu and KDE. Sure, from time to time we joke about the short comings of one another’s projects, but that’s what they are, jokes. We most certainly do not intend to belittle each others work and to be honest, I am quite happy that you’re not part of this community.
To the HN community:
Why would you upvote this to the front page when it clearly deserves none of your attention? ( Thank god for the flag button )
To the awesome folks working on Ubuntu Server :
You guys are awesome and don’t let anyone tell you any different 😀