Linked by John Mills on Tue 13th Feb 2007 21:49 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu Technical Board has made two technical decisions of which we would like to inform the Ubuntu community. Both of these decisions concern the upcoming 7.04 release of Ubuntu, scheduled for mid-April." Ubuntu 7.04 will not activate binary video drivers by default, essentially meaning nothing will change from the previous releases. The second change is a major blow to the PowerPC architecture and thus owners of Apple PPC hardware: "The PowerPC edition of Ubuntu will be reclassified as unofficial. The PowerPC software itself and supporting infrastructure will continue to be available, and supported by a community team." Translation: Ubuntu PPC can shake hands with the dodo.
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RE: The quest for bling
by cmost on Wed 14th Feb 2007 00:14 UTC in reply to "The quest for bling"
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Why do you use Ubuntu again? Or, if you don't use it then why are you responding here? Ubuntu is spending considerable time on "bling" as you put it and on "usability" features (again, as you put it) because that's what gets Linux onto desktops. And obviously whatever they're doing is working because Ubuntu has been ranked number one on Distrowatch for over two years; almost since it's inaugural release. Having to install and maintain a workstation via the command line or by editing cryptic text files may be your cup of tea but most people want their computer to be functional AND fun to use.

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RE[2]: The quest for bling
by TheBadger on Wed 14th Feb 2007 23:42 in reply to "RE: The quest for bling"
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I distinguish between bling (lots of fading in/out, wobbling, spinning things) and usability. You don't need the former to get lots of the latter. And things like decent control panels are important, and the Ubuntu people have done quite well with them, so I'd like to see more work in that area, but without them doing things like badly patching the printing system (a major source of criticism) or playing "hide the filesystem".

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