Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 21:23 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Linux "Ubuntu, once the darling of desktop Linux and the overwhelmingly popular choice for newcomers, may soon lose that role to Mint." I switched to Mint KDE, and have no intention of going back. By the way, KDE4 is finally good (don't hit me, Aaron) - fast, fluid, stable, pretty, and thanks to its versatility, a joy to use after a few hours of tweaking. Just... Please, unify Plasma and the regular widget style. This is insanity.
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RE[2]: Comment by woegjiub
by Soulbender on Sat 5th Jan 2013 13:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by woegjiub"
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The problem is not Unity per se, it's the fact that they clearly want to be radically different, not only from Windows and Mac, but also from other distros.

I really don't see how that's a bad thing. The last thing the Linux dekstop need is more of the same old stuff. Ubuntu is a product and as such it needs to set itself apart from the "competition".

Unity might even be a nice software, but its not offered by any other distro, so to me it's almost like it's proprietary.

So by this same metric an awful lot of OSS software is proprietary. For example, a lot of RH stuff (like oVirt) only really support RH Linux.
Of course, neither Unity nor oVIrt is proprietary.

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