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[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Lunitik on Sat 9th Mar 2013 03:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Lunitik
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And the same does not apply to X/Wayland/Mir? Suddenly it's bad to have a choice?


The choice is really irrelevant.

Xorg is heavily broken, everyone knows it. Wayland and Mir will run X11 applications, Mir will run Wayland applications, nothing really changes.

What is great is the display server doesn't have to matter. The drivers will focus on in-kernel mechanisms, and most of the rendering will be left to the toolkits. So long as those two talk it is utterly irrelevant how it is happening.

You could say the same about Wayland/Westin. Why make your own new display server and protocol instead of improving X?


The very fact this is even an issue today just shows how broken Xorg is. This shouldn't require everything and the kitchen sink, but X11 defined a complete display stack with network transparency. What is even more humorous is we end up using NX or SPICE or VNC instead of X11 mechanism anyway, yet people seem to care about it.

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