Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 19:00 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is sure to raise a few eyebrows here and there. Today, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Mark Shuttleworth held his keynote speech, and in it, he announced that Ubuntu will switch to the Unity user interface come release, for both the netbook as well as the desktop, leaving the GNOME user interface behind (but keeping the GNOME platform).
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by fepede on Mon 25th Oct 2010 20:03 UTC
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What Canonical/Ubuntu does is not relevant at all.

RedHat and Novell drives Linux development because they are the ones that put the real money into it.

Until now Canonical has only put efforts into marketing. We're going to see if this time will be different.

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What is the one major thing missing in Linux?
by gfolkert on Mon 25th Oct 2010 20:14 in reply to "Irrilevant"
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Microsoft, HP. ASUS, Samsung, Dell and many others... all marketing for Windows. Lots and Lots and Lots of money towards Marketing.

Apple, trumps on marketing value, they spend a lot less and don't have to try to force perspective.

Canonical and a few minor others are spending about 1% of the other group for Windows is and probably not getting the "value" out of it that Apple gets out of its budget.

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RE: Irrilevant
by Soulbender on Tue 26th Oct 2010 00:56 in reply to "Irrilevant"
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What Canonical/Ubuntu does is not relevant at all.

Aawwwww..someone's feelings are hurt. Jealous much?

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RE: Irrilevant
by sorpigal on Tue 26th Oct 2010 12:21 in reply to "Irrilevant"
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I agree that it's not relevant, but don't underestimate the power of marketing. The reason that Windows is king today is one part lock-in conspiracy and three parts marketing, both to end users and to corporate types. Why did Windows beat Netware in the network OS market? Domains were easier to set up than NDS trees... oh, and marketing. Mostly marketing.

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RE: Irrilevant
by mgl.branco on Tue 26th Oct 2010 14:28 in reply to "Irrilevant"
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sure it does as they have the mindshare factor

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