Almost all OSS and Linux blogs and news site focusing on this story. Not a big deal or news, IMPO. I’ve used tons of distributions in the past eight+ year ;)
After thirteen years as a loyal Red Hat and Fedora user, I reached my limit today, when an attempt to upgrade one (1) package pitched me into a four-hour marathon of dependency chasing, at the end of which an attempt to get around a trivial file conflict rendered my system unusable.
To be frank I kicked out Redhat from home computer as soon as they introduced FC and RHEL. At work we still use RHEL and we will continue because our business demands it.
However ESR raises some excellent points:
Failure to address the problem of proprietary multimedia formats with any attitude other than blank denial.
I agree with ESR, average Joe needs a computer with working driver and I think Ubuntu provides this very well with its restricted kernel module and 3rd party projects.
What do you think? What is more important? Goals of open source software or end user usability – ease of use?