Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 15th Jan 2011 18:02 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As an answer to someone asking whether Unity will require a working OpenGL stack to operate in Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal", Mark Shuttleworth announced that Canonical would offer an optional, QT-based, "2D" implementation of Unity. Here is a video, too.
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RE[7]: WTF?!?
by darknexus on Mon 17th Jan 2011 21:57 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: WTF?!?"
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The demise of the Linux Netbook market was IMHO down to the stongarm (no pun intended) tactics of bully boy Microsoft.
"Mr OEM, I see that you are selling PC's without windows pre loaded. You are using that commie thing calld Linux"
"Well, the next time your OEM Windows deal comes up for negociation I think each copy is going to cost you $50 instead of $5"
"Unless of course you stop this Linux foolishness this instant?"
"Yes your majesty. Three bags full your majesty"

That was a big part of it, but by no means the only reason. Anyone ever used that piece of shite (aka Xandros) that Asus preloaded? Buggy, unstable, bloated, artificially crippled, outdated, and hard as hell for anyone not familiar with Linux to update. Acer and Linpus suffered from pretty much the same problems, though it wasn't quite as buggy as Asus's offerings. Dell was the only one of the big names that even got close to offering something that worked and, even though it worked, it was still horribly outdated and couldn't easily be updated unless you knew Linux fairly well. You can blame Microsoft, and you'd be about half right, but the blame also falls on the OEMs that seriously f**ked it up.

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