Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd May 2010 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Remember how Mark Shuttleworth justified moving the window titlebar widgets to the left by claiming the space freed up on the right side could now be used for something else? On his blog, Shuttleworth unveiled what, exactly, Ubuntu's plans are: window indicators, or 'windicators'. In a nutshell, it comes down to having a tray area in every window.
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RE: Stupid
by KAMiKAZOW on Mon 3rd May 2010 23:41 UTC in reply to "Stupid"
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Those millions could be spend on cool upstream development ;)

Especially Nouveau (FOSS NVidia drivers).
Get this: If Red Hat alone can't make Nouveau's 3D drivers work stable enough with Mutter in time for fall, millions of NVidia owners will be greeted with the classic Gnome 2.x desktop instead of the new Gnome 3.0 Shell.
How embarrassing would that be for Canonical if they had to tell all their users that sadly instead of spending money for an additional Nouveau developer, they spend it on a Mac-using new design team (Google the interview for proof) and stupid "windicators".

Btw: Why can't the windicators be on the left side? Did the window buttons really have to be moved to the left to make room for windicators on the right side?

Edited 2010-05-03 23:43 UTC

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