System76 CEO, at UDS-Q: We don't build Ubuntu computers because it's Ubuntu, we build Ubuntu computers because it's the best operating system
UDS-Q ended on May 11th, 2012, yet various interviews are still landing in the open, with a double-sided approach: as Ubuntu in the wild experiences but also as interesting insights about how Ubuntu gained portions of its overall success across the time.
At UDS-Q, in an interview conducted by Novacut's Jason DeRose, System76 CEO Carl Richell discloses the motives of choosing Ubuntu as their default operating system (System76 computers are shipped with Ubuntu): "It wasn't Ubuntu because there was a problem Fedora, or something wrong with Suse, it was Ubuntu because the focus on the desktop first".
Further the Ubuntu-based company's representative continues: "The response was overwhelmingly positive, with 12.04 the desktop is really refined".
The CEO concludes with the acknowledgement of the main reason of using Ubuntu in System76: "We don't build Ubuntu computers because it's Ubuntu, we build Ubuntu computers because it's the best operating system".
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