Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd May 2010 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Remember how Mark Shuttleworth justified moving the window titlebar widgets to the left by claiming the space freed up on the right side could now be used for something else? On his blog, Shuttleworth unveiled what, exactly, Ubuntu's plans are: window indicators, or 'windicators'. In a nutshell, it comes down to having a tray area in every window.
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RE[2]: Oh boy! Here we go again.
by sorpigal on Wed 5th May 2010 11:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh boy! Here we go again."
sorpigal
Member since:
2005-11-02

Unfortunately, Ubuntu has the power to screw Ubuntu up beyond recognition in just short 6 months from now. Seems like all these ideas converge to making things adhere to a select few people's idea of "pretty", usability and common sense be damned.

And Ubuntu users have the power to become non-Ubuntu users as replacement distributions spring up like weeds. This is the power of the free desktop: No platform lock in, no brand lock in. Make a mis-step and you could see your user base disappear inside of a year.

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

\nod

I've already moved from Ubuntu 9.04 to Fedora 13 and Sidux, mainly over concerns about the suspiciously-like-a-crappy-iphone-app-store application manager they where trying to push over good old Synaptic. At this point, I'm glad I got out when I did.

I probably shouldn't say this, but... this is where we Freetards really start to feel vindicated. If one distributor becomes unreliable or abusive, then there are dozens of other distributors we can switch to, with little effort or loss. We're not tied to the deck of a sinking ship.

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