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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RE[2]: Dude...
by ephracis on Mon 25th Oct 2010 21:15 UTC 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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RE[3]: Dude...
by nt_jerkface on Tue 26th Oct 2010 16:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Dude..."
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

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.

I'd say that's overly cynical. There are plenty of corporations that simply make a product and sell it. They don't bother with deceptive marketing or p.r. doublespeak.


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

Oh I was never emotionally agitated, I just don't like how Shuttleworth portrays his company as community centered.

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RE[4]: Dude...
by ephracis on Tue 26th Oct 2010 18:02 in reply to "RE[3]: 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.

I'd say that's overly cynical. There are plenty of corporations that simply make a product and sell it. They don't bother with deceptive marketing or p.r. doublespeak.
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Yeah, maybe I am a bit cynical. ;) Not saying that every company deliberately goes out to do evil deeds, just saying that they may do some from time to time. Some more than others, granted. But I just tend to expect less from corporations than I do from individual humans. Just saying. ;)

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

Oh I was never emotionally agitated, I just don't like how Shuttleworth portrays his company as community centered.
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Damn the internetz with their expressionless text based communications. ;)

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