Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 18:26 UTC, submitted by Mark
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Unless you have been living in a cave somewhere in Redmond you would no doubt have heard of Ubuntu and its many derivatives, touted as 'Linux for human beings'. Ubuntu has become the darling of the Linux media and has stolen the limelight from other prominent distributions such as the stalwart Red Hat and, the now Novell owned, SuSE. The question is why?" More here.
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Ubuntu underachieving ?
by Gone fishing on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 09:44 UTC
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2006-02-22

I think picking on Ubuntu was just a way of getting attention its obvious what he was saying about Ubuntu could have applied in parts to any distro, even SUSE which seems to be going more in the direction he wants.

So has he got any good points? I dont know, it seems to me what he wants is someone to take Linux and reinvent it make it into something like OSX out of it. Could Gnome or KDE be better, well I quite like the Gnome in Ubuntu but it could be better even if it is quite fun with compiz added.

I must admit to being quite interested in the Blue eyed OS project in the past however, Ubuntu is here and Blue eyed OS is not and the author is possibly right why not use the Linux kernel to build something truly modern and different.

PS As some who has to use MS Access at work, I have to say it would be nice if it ran on Ubuntu.

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RE: Ubuntu underachieving ?
by Lambda on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 10:18 in reply to "Ubuntu underachieving ?"
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2006-07-28

I must admit to being quite interested in the Blue eyed OS project in the past however, Ubuntu is here and Blue eyed OS is not


I was interested in it too. The Blue Eyed OS developer actually had an XWindow article here years ago. He seemed to have a firm grasp on optimizing the hell out of it.

and the author is possibly right why not use the Linux kernel to build something truly modern and different.

I don't know why it's not done, and why everybody is so consumed with copying windows. I imagine something like squeak http://squeak.org, but with a beautiful, hardware-accelerated interface, where every part of the desktop is completely extendible. Or maybe something built on top of Lisp, with a easy to use DSL for scripting the entire environment, where it would be easy to basically build any kind of desktop that you want, with little COM-like objects for putting together apps.

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