As the old saying goes "A rebel is always put off by success", i think the commercialisation of linux does put off some people and the "spyware" style features of it aren't helping with its reputation. But also ubuntu is the face of mainstream support and acceptance for the consumer/desktop version of linux while red hat dominates the professional side.Lenovo and dell are the main 2 brands i can think of that officially certify their hardware for ubuntu, though i personally run arch linux. Like most i started with ubuntu back in version 12.04, i liked it unity i thought was quite nice i don't understand the hate that it gets.But each to there own
Uhm... System76 is *the* main brand.
I have read all the articles that Ubuntu is being shut down by Microsoft, yet I see a 2017 entry for Ubuntu 16.10 by canonical. Am I missing something?