Linked by Elv13 on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 00:00 UTC
Linux "As the Linux desktop increases in popularity, the user interface experience has become increasingly important. For example, most laptops today have multitouch capabilities that have yet to be fully exposed and exploited in the free software ecosystem. Soon we will be carrying around multitouch tablets with a traditional Linux desktop or similar foundation. In order to provide a high-quality and rich experience we must fully exploit multitouch gestures. The uTouch stack developed by Canonical aims to provide a foundation for gestures on the Linux desktop."
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RE[2]: Canonical and the community
by n0b0dy on Mon 4th Jun 2012 07:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Canonical and the community"
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You probably hate having choice. Having to choose between Gnome, KDE, xfce etc. Having to choose between Gnome Shell or Unity. I like choices, I like it when people try to think outside the box, I like the fact I can choose between Git, Mercurial and others. I like the fact Fedora and Ubuntu decided to drop X and move to Wayland. Sometimes you're left with a few or a lot of choices KDE/Gnome/XFCE/etc. sometimes one dies and another survives VHS/Beta, but having that choice in the first place is a great thing. It allows different ideas to flurish and gives everyone a chance to do it in a different, even if eventually not a better way.Canonical is giving you more choices, whether you like those options or not (I hate unity) they're still good to have.

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