Talk:Ubuntu releases third version of popular Linux distribution

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This is also spam[edit]

Like the recent Apple ipod story, and the numberous Yahoo stories currently on the front page, this is not a news story.

You are talking about an incremental update of an already existing product. It revolutionises nothing, and even if it does, you present no evidence (it doesn't - trust me, and save your time).

Please work on news stories, there are a lot of sites that cover this type of incremental update to an existing product.

I'm not going to try to tell you how to tell the difference between a news story and a non-news story. I think you can do that for yourself. You just need to think before you type. Yes, we want to be inclusive, but we also want to be news.

-- Hongslop 07:03, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

This is also confused[edit]

An article about a distribution of a free software, GNU-based, which is a fork of Debian ...and the article doesn't mention any of those three things?

A marketing campaign for Ubuntu might (unethically) hide those three things - they might do so to create the opinion that all the work was done by Ubuntu instead of the GNU and Debian projects. Wikinews shouldn't carelessly rename the content of a marketing campaign as news. I'm going to edit the article to refelect this. Also, I agree with the above "spam" comment. 85.28.66.218 23:48, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

And on general article quality, you can't talk to the general public about "distributions" without explaining the term. 85.28.66.218 00:00, 15 October 2005 (UTC)


NOT NEWS[edit]

Only a small minority of the people who visit wikinews want to hear about this type of stuff, and they also visit slashdot.org. This type of article does NOT belong on wikinews because most of us don't really care about such a minor topic.


I agree that this is not newsworthy, but I think we should focus our efforts on developing newsworthy articles rather than denigrating less newsworthy ones until we have enough to start being selective. This project is only in its infant stages, with very minor and slow coverage of current news, and at 4-12 articles a day, we don't really need to start whittling them down yet. 66.92.1.58 05:00, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Well it was news to me and I found it an informative article, esp as I've beem thinking about installing ubuntu on my own computer here at home 82.34.177.22 14:47, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
I also think this was a good article, and not spam. This was not a minor topic for me I had been planing to upgrade as soon as I heard the new version was released. Just because a topic is something minor to some does not mean it is not newsworthy. I could care less about many of the events we report upon that are "big news" but we should still have them. The soultion if you are unhappy with stories that you think are no news worth being published is to write more stories! By attacking the people who are writing stories you are only hurting Wikinews. --Cspurrier 14:56, 16 October 2005 (UTC)