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[7]: Comment by Luminair
by nt_jerkface on Wed 27th Oct 2010 16:01 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Luminair"
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Pick a version target and stick with it. This is why enterprise distros and Debian are good.

That works for a database company targeting a conservative distro like RHEL but a gaming company needs to support the latest version of Ubuntu.

I am arguing about whether GNOME vs KDE vs GNOME+Unity fragmentation is hurting Desktop Linux. It isn't. You still haven't even attempted to describe how it might.

It makes Linux less appealing to ISVs since multiple environments increase development and support costs. Proper Qt integration within Gnome is really what is needed.

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