Ubuntu

Linux.org is hurting Linux; don't recommend it

Reported by Gustavo Narea on 2007-04-16
6
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Richard Johnson

Bug Description

If I go to help:/kubuntu/about-kubuntu/linux.html (using konqueror), I see you recommend linux.org on the first paragraph. I think, however, that this site hurts Linux's image, as explained here: http://agolb.blogspot.com/2006/09/is-linuxorg-hurting-linux.html

What do you think about replacing that link for http://www.getgnulinux.org/linux/

Thanks for your attention!

Richard Johnson (nixternal) wrote :

It is hard for me to justify getting rid of linux.org due to a blog post. Linux.org is the original Linux website pretty much. Granted it isn't the prettiest, but it has sources for a lot of good information. The only banner I see that is non-Linux is the very bottom in the footer.

Now, I will agree that something needs to be done with that section in order to better it, or provide more links. I don't see the need for the getgnulinux.org website listed because obviously if they are reading the "About" section, they already have it :) I will definitely work on a new setup for 7.10. Instead of rejecting this report, I am going to keep it in "Needs Info" and "Wishlist" it so I know to work on it for 7.10. Thanks for the report and the ideas!

Changed in kubuntu-docs:
assignee: nobody → nixternal
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
Gustavo Narea (gnarea) wrote :

Yes, I agree with you.

Cheers!

Richard Johnson (nixternal) wrote :

changing back to confirmed due the the new LP updates that stuck it in incomplete.

Changed in kubuntu-docs:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Gustavo Narea (gnarea) wrote :

You might also find interesting these links:
  # What's Linux? http://www.getgnulinux.org/linux/
  # From Windows to Linux: http://www.getgnulinux.org/switch_to_linux/from_windows_to_linux/
  # Linux Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.getgnulinux.org/linux/linux_faq/

Cheers!

Richard Johnson (nixternal) wrote :

Author: nixternal
Date: Sun Aug 12 19:31:44 2007
New Revision: 4220

Modified:
   trunk/kubuntu/about-kubuntu/C/about-kubuntu.xml

Log:
added more Linux info websites (LP: #107062)

Modified: trunk/kubuntu/about-kubuntu/C/about-kubuntu.xml
==============================================================================
--- trunk/kubuntu/about-kubuntu/C/about-kubuntu.xml     (original)
+++ trunk/kubuntu/about-kubuntu/C/about-kubuntu.xml     Sun Aug 12 19:31:44 2007
@@ -90,7 +90,19 @@
 <para>
 Kubuntu uses the <quote>Linux</quote> kernel, the software which
 has come to define the worldwide movement to embrace open source
-software. Find out about Linux at <ulink url="&linuxorg;">Linux.org</ulink>
+software. Find out about Linux at any of the following websites:
+<itemizedlist>
+<listitem>
+<para>
+<ulink url="&linuxorg;">Linux.org</ulink>
+</para>
+</listitem>
+<listitem>
+<para>
+<ulink url="http://www.getgnulinux.org/">get GNU/Linux</ulink>
+</para>
+</listitem>
+</itemizedlist>
 </para>

 <sect2 id="difference" status="complete">

Changed in kubuntu-docs:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Richard Johnson (nixternal) wrote :

kubuntu-docs (7.10-2) gutsy; urgency=low

  * New SVN checkout
  * Commented out translations in debian/rules until final release
  * Added about-kubuntu.desktop to plugins/kubuntu for LiveCD desktop icon
  * Added index-table.css to debian/rules for the index.html file
  * Cleaned up Makefile in SVN, show changes here
  * Added pot files for about-kubuntu and systemdocs .desktop and .directory
    files
  * Closes the following bugs:
    - (LP: #125325)
    - (LP: #131076)
    - (LP: #107062)
    - (LP: #129327)
    - (LP: #123648)
    - (LP: #131366)

 -- <email address hidden> (Richard A. Johnson) Fri, 17 Aug 2007 16:58:46 -0500

Changed in kubuntu-docs:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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