Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Dec 2010 22:54 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yet another possible change in Ubuntu's core components: they're mulling over replacing GDM with LightDM. Why? Well: "Faster - the greeter doesn't require an entire GNOME session to run. More flexible - multiple greeters are supported through a well defined interface. This allows Ubuntu derivatives to use the same display manager (e.g. Kubuntu, Lubuntu etc.). Simpler codebase - similar feature set in ~5000 lines of code compared to 50000 in GDM. Supports more usecases - first class support for XDMCP and multihead."
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RE[5]: nice
by nt_jerkface on Sun 12th Dec 2010 06:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: nice"
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Ubuntu has become "Linux for the masses", or at least the most popular distro, by doing exactly what you criticize them for, not by being "half-baked" and not being scared to innovate.

Innovate how? By moving titlebar buttons to the left? The misuse of brown?

They became #1 by dumping millions into marketing. The major improvements in the past five years have been from kernel contributers, not Ubuntu.

Ubuntu hasn't done much for Linux market share, it's simply become the de facto Gnome distro.

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