Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 16:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth: "I simply have zero interest in the crowd who wants to be different. Leet. 'Linux is supposed to be hard so it's exclusive' is just the dumbest thing that a smart person could say." He's right. Lots of interesting insights in this blog post - I may not agree with everything Ubuntu does, but at least it's doing something.
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RE: Wayland and Mir
by _txf_ on Fri 8th Mar 2013 19:12 UTC in reply to "Wayland and Mir"
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Mir has its problems too - CLA, being late to the market. But it will have the drivers (both Android and proprietary) and will be shipped in millions by a major Linux distribution.

You're also forgetting the lack to technical ability at canonical. The fact that they couldn't understand wayland shows that lack of skill. They might be able to get something half working, but I'll bet (like Unity) it will be absolutely plagued by bugs and incompatibilities for some time.

One doesn't simply just produce a quality display manager easily and quickly, see the fact that Androids SurfaceFlinger still isn't anywhere near as good and flexible as other display managers (even after all these years)..

Note that the most experienced people in linux graphics support Wayland. And some of those didn't have very nice things to say about the code quality of Mir.

but we'll just have to wait and see if Canonical can avoid the most likely outcome.

Edited 2013-03-08 19:16 UTC

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