Linked by Perry Helion on Fri 15th Mar 2013 18:20 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu has come under a decent amount of flack over the past few months, particularly over their decision to use the 'Dash Search' to return results from Amazon by default in their most recent release.
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"Because resources are limited?

That's a silly argument because, you know, it could be used for anything.

No, it just means Wayland progress is slow, because not enough people are working on it.

Why continue working on Wayland, for example, because resources are limited and could instead be used on working on X.Org itself?

Because X is already way past its due date in this day and time of multimedia desktops. Which is recognized by its developers, since they were the ones creating Wayland.

Why continue working on X.Org when those same limited resources could instead be used on working on real-life stuff? And so on.

This is why I seldom spend time with distributions that don't work out of the box on my hardware. Life is too short to spend on hacking configuration files.

I used to try everything back in the university, when Linux was still using a.out format and for a few years afterwards. And every window manager that used to be part of the distributions.

Nowadays I use whatever works out of the box.

On the same note, there is no guarantee that even if those resources being used on developing Mir were used for something else that they'd be used for doing something you approve of simply because these guys are doing what they feel is worth their time, of their own volition.

As for Mir, I don't care as long I can get a working desktop system that is able to make proper use of my graphics cards.

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