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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Dude...
by gfolkert on Mon 25th Oct 2010 20:16 UTC 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[2]: Dude...
by ephracis on Mon 25th Oct 2010 21:15 in reply to "RE: Dude..."
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Every corporation lies. They all say neat stuff like "we take care of our customers" and "we are ever so nice". They all lie and take guesses at what people will accept. As said: people want freedom _FROM_ choice. I believe Apple's lock-in is actually a feature for the majority.

However, I am glad someone is trying something new. Worst case? It fails and people forget about Ubuntu. It's not like Ubuntu is the end of everything, without it we die. I mean, there are several distros out there, which all try to do their stuff and hope it succeeds.

Kinda nice not depending on one corp for all things Linux, huh?

Chill out, sit back and enjoy the show. Me, I hope they succeed. It would be nice to see something like this take off. ;)

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