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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Better than Gnome 3 Shell
by nt_jerkface on Mon 25th Oct 2010 20:05 UTC
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

I don't buy his explanation though.

It isn't about what the users want, if it was then he would hold a vote.

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Dude...
by gfolkert on Mon 25th Oct 2010 20:16 in reply to "Better than Gnome 3 Shell"
gfolkert Member since:
2008-12-15

If users knew what they wanted rather than having choices made for them... Windows wouldn't be around and Apple wouldn't be as closed down as they are.

Users/Consumers are being *told* what they want and being given what is already being developed.

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RE: Dude...
by fepede on Mon 25th Oct 2010 20:47 in reply to "Dude..."
fepede Member since:
2005-11-14

If users knew what they wanted rather than having choices made for them... Windows wouldn't be around and Apple wouldn't be as closed down as they are.

Users/Consumers are being *told* what they want and being given what is already being developed.


Yep! you got the point!

I really don't like when companies makes choices for me, but guess that vast majority of users does!

Thumbs up for you ;)

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RE: Dude...
by nt_jerkface on Mon 25th Oct 2010 20:56 in reply to "Dude..."
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

If users knew what they wanted rather than having choices made for them... Windows wouldn't be around and Apple wouldn't be as closed down as they are.


That's not the part I have a problem with.

I have a problem with him lying about why they are switching. He should just state their (his) plans and be done with it.

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RE: Better than Gnome 3 Shell
by frytvm on Mon 25th Oct 2010 22:40 in reply to "Better than Gnome 3 Shell"
frytvm Member since:
2009-11-11

If they held a vote, say on their website, then mostly vocal power-users would respond, who are often afraid of change because they've mastered what's there already (see the "ribbon" fears).
I assume users want an intuitive, usable interface. If that's what they feel they have, then its what the users should get.

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