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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Unity is a Compiz plugin, everything you see on the screen related to Unity is rendered by Compiz.

Obviously I'm talking about before Unity.

Are you sure that it is actually contributing to usability?


I don't think this is true, what interesting things are you doing on your Unity desktop that you couldn't do elsewhere?

I didn't say I can't do them anywhere else but there's less fscking about with things before I can get started on them with Ubuntu.
To put it simply, Ubuntu & Unity works well with my workflow, better than any other distro and that is really all that's important.

Again, I don't think this is true. They have produced a beautiful system, but nothing you will actually use on a day to day basis is being done by them

Except...Unity itself. And Upstart. And the software center.
Well, precious little I would use on any other distro is done by the distro itself anyway so I don't really see your point.

They have done absolutely nothing still outside their particular investments.

You mean just like every other commercial Linux company like Suse and RH?

Have you actually seen genuine statistics to show Linux has increased exponentially because of Ubuntu?

Uh no? so? I wasn't talking about Linux users, I was talking about the lack of support for the assertion that Ubuntu is losing users.

Projects like systemd

Talk about an NIH project. RH could easily have used Upstart or runit or any of the other pre-existing improved service management systems but no,they have to create their own (inferior) one.

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