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: The unquestioned assumption
by Soulbender on Sat 9th Mar 2013 03:20 UTC in reply to "The unquestioned assumption"
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And Canonical has consistently spammed the eyecandy since Unity came out,

No, not really. It took a really long time before they enabled Compiz effects by default. When finally enabled the settings was rather restrained (No wobbly windows, cube desktop switching and other nonsense).

I would bet on most people choosing usability.

Funny, that's exactly why I use Ubuntu. It has usability out of the gates and I don't have to spend countless hours tweaking settings. Sure, I have done all that stuff (afterstep, awesomewm, black|open|flux|box, etc etc) and it was a learning experience but now I just want things to work and actually get on with doing interesting things.
Unity is the best thing that happened to Ubuntu in terms of end-user usability.

Why do you think Ubuntu's popularity has declined?

You know, I keep hearing this but I never see it backed by any facts.

Edited 2013-03-09 03:21 UTC

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