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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Though it's worth noting that the core module of the International Space Station is a twin of Mir core module, built as a backup. ISS core module even had "ΠœΠΈΡ€ 2" painted on it during the years it was in storage.

So, in a way, ISS is Mir 2.

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