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: Comment by _cynic_
by Lunitik on Fri 8th Mar 2013 19:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by _cynic_"
Lunitik
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I don't see any issue.

Canonical is only getting flack because they are no longer pandering to enthusiasts. Android is open source but developed behind closed doors, it is pretty successful. What has Desktop Linux accomplished? I love KDE, but I have never met anyone outside a LUG who has even heard of it. My own father has come to me excited about what Ubuntu is doing, mainstream is excited about a Linux user interface! This excites me far more than anything people are complaining about brings me down.

Xorg is crap and Wayland introduces a new protocol for everyone to speak to, apps are already speaking to each other via dbus, all that is necessary is something that can take the in-kernel stuff and render on screen in the many form factors and multiple screen scenarios. There is a reason no one has adopted Wayland since it was announced in 2008, and frankly I think Canonical just got sick of waiting. Here's the kicker though, Mir could implement the Wayland protocol if necessary, it competes with Weston, it just isn't based on Wayland right now.

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