Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Mar 2013 18:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical has today publicly confirmed that they are working on a new cross-platform displayer server for Ubuntu. Called 'Mir', the X Window Server replacement is tasked with 'enabling development of the next generation Unity'. Which, in yet another about-turn, is to be rebuilt in Qt/QML." It'll be used for all Ubuntu variants (phone, tablet, desktop), and the first version will be released come May.
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RE[5]: Finally
by WorknMan on Tue 5th Mar 2013 05:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Finally"
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WinRT has far reaching implications. Beyond Windows 8, beyond Metro, and changes the game for Windows.

It now has a first class, native, ABI safe, object oriented API. That's incredibly powerful.

They can describe APIs as Async operations with continuations and using stuff like generics and exceptions. Compare that to the mess that was classic COM.

Agree with you there, and I think it is a welcome improvement. But if they can't manage to build a desktop environment around it that doesn't suck ass, it's going to flop, just like WPF and Silverlight, albeit for different reasons.

Personally, I hope they continue to improve it and make Metro in Windows 9 something that is actually usable. Whoever it was that decided that right mouse button menus were no longer relevant, and that horizontal scrolling was a good idea on the desktop should be summarily executed. And I don't mean that figuratively either ;) In fact, we should put them into a lion's den, alongside the asshole at MS who invented the F-lock key, and then charge for admission.

Edited 2013-03-05 05:59 UTC

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