Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 17:56 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Mir, Ubuntu's in-progress replacement for the X Window System, is being used internally at Ubuntu developer Canonical and will be available to all users in the next version of the operating system. Mir was announced in March, with Canonical saying that a new display server is needed to power the Unity interface across desktops, phones, and tablets." Anyone here experience with Mir? Is it any good? any downsides?
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RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 11th Jul 2013 19:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
UltraZelda64
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They're going to deliver alright... a half-baked new technology, and not exactly a minor change, to their core user base of clueless people who are on the same level as Microsoft's and Apple's users. Can't wait to see all the news reports of unhappy Ubuntu users when the next one is released. That seems to be a common thing to accompany Ubuntu releases, but I have a feeling it will be especially bad once Mir/XMir takes over.

I honestly can't tell if Ubuntu really thinks inexperienced users are their target as they claim, or advanced users and developers like in the case of Fedora acting as the testbed for bleeding-edge RHEL technologies. If they really want to target inexperienced users, then I have no idea why they keep foisting unfinished, not-fully-tested crap upon their users.

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