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 Lunitik on Fri 8th Mar 2013 20:02 UTC in reply to "Wayland and Mir"
Lunitik
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The graphics companies don't need to do anything about Mir or Wayland (actually Weston, Wayland is just a protocol.) What they need to do is write drivers for the current in-kernel stuff. The display system doesn't need to be implementing drivers, it needs to be displaying things on the screen. It is the job of the kernel to interact with hardware.

The problem is Nvidia and ATI just can't be asked to adopt the new stuff, but if they did it wouldn't even matter what display server is used, everyone would benefit. That shouldn't be a concern of anyone but Nvidia and AMD though, they are the ones refusing to adopt the new stack.

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