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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Just sos you knows
by fretinator on Thu 11th Jul 2013 19:51 UTC
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I understand what Ubuntu is after - the full Ubuntu experience on all devices, not phone apps vs. desktop apps. It reminds somewhat of Microsoft's adventure with Metro (peace be upon Bill's name) and Windows 8. They wanted the same experience for Windows users. They also threw out the past API's and invented WinRT, etc. Microsoft changes frameworks like I change socks.

However, I think I lean towards Apple on this one. They took a few good features from iOS and merged them into OSX, but the 2 are still very distinct. I don't want a phone interface on my desktop, laptop.

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