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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Used to like ubuntu...
by Neolander on Tue 4th May 2010 04:54 UTC
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...these were the Jaunty days ;)

For some reasons, the Ubuntu devs managed to write their first non-buggy release in a while (contrast with theoretically LTS 8.04 which broke synaptics touchpad support and some sound card support at release time).

That, plus Jockey, the nifty new notifications, and the richness of the repository, made it an interesting distro.

Now, Pardus has got mature enough to be a nice distro for everyday use, and even managed to make a good KDE 4 experience. In meantime, 9.10 broke PulseAudio again and made the distro uglier, and now 10.04 "broke" windows management by forgetting 95% of their users. Reason ? The designers use macs... And what's those plans for 10.10 ? Breaking it even more ! Making windows titlebars full of crap, so that new users are even more puzzled and wonder where the close button is because some guy found it smart to use a X windows tray icon !

Thanks for helping me exploring the richness of the Linux world, Ubuntu guys ! Maybe, when you've grown up a bit, we'll meet again...

Edited 2010-05-04 05:00 UTC

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