Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 19:00 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is sure to raise a few eyebrows here and there. Today, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Mark Shuttleworth held his keynote speech, and in it, he announced that Ubuntu will switch to the Unity user interface come release, for both the netbook as well as the desktop, leaving the GNOME user interface behind (but keeping the GNOME platform).
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by fepede on Tue 26th Oct 2010 07:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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If Ubuntu tries their own GUI, at least they have a CHANCE of innovating. GNOME doesn't innovate.

fragmentation is one of the main reasons why linux haven't yet succeded on the Desktop (and probably never will)

we just don't need another shell.

what we need is a uniform, recognizable, homogeneous, consistent and working desktop.

That's why Apple is succeeding. Now they're making OSX looking like iOS. And that's what work for users: because they like things that work in a familiar way.

we already have too many DEs, too many distributions, too many office suites, too frequent releases etc.

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