> As of mid-July, over 30,000 systems and nearly 30,000 employees were running both. And if that's not a great way to beta test, what is?
Asking one person whose job doesn't depend on general acceptance of the direction of the product.
If I didn't know better, I would swear the October 26th date was designed to give Ubuntu 12.10 the shortest press window ever.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Doubtful, it's not like they compete much at all for the same users outside of the server market. Besides, there's always Ubuntu 13.04 that's slated for April, with Alpha release in December...
Well, 3vi1, given that, in contrast to the hullabaloo we see every time Microsoft blows its nose, the press hardly covers releases of GNU/Linux distros at all, I doubt that MS's choice of a date has much to do with the 12.10 release some eight days earlier, on 18 October. But perhaps HH could do its bit to repair the inequality - how about a head-to-head test after the 26th !...
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