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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Tue 26th Oct 2010 01:43 UTC
Luminair
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2007-03-30

If Ubuntu tries their own GUI, at least they have a CHANCE of innovating. GNOME doesn't innovate.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by fepede on Tue 26th Oct 2010 07:55 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
fepede Member since:
2005-11-14

If Ubuntu tries their own GUI, at least they have a CHANCE of innovating. GNOME doesn't innovate.


fragmentation is one of the main reasons why linux haven't yet succeded on the Desktop (and probably never will)

we just don't need another shell.

what we need is a uniform, recognizable, homogeneous, consistent and working desktop.

That's why Apple is succeeding. Now they're making OSX looking like iOS. And that's what work for users: because they like things that work in a familiar way.

we already have too many DEs, too many distributions, too many office suites, too frequent releases etc.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Tue 26th Oct 2010 08:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

"fragmentation is one of the main reasons why linux haven't yet succeded on the Desktop"

consider again if that is actually true

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Soulbender on Tue 26th Oct 2010 08:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

That's why Apple is succeeding


Because they built another shell on top of Unix?

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Kroc on Tue 26th Oct 2010 11:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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2005-11-10

What are you talking about? Just three years ago we were arguing how iOS had *no* consistency with anything before it.

Apple are successful because they pay attention to the details and don't just say "ship it" unless it has been thoroughly scrutinised. Other companies rush themselves too much and sacrifice everything to get it out quickly. Apple do not rush (the iPad was started _before_ the iPhone).

The web has succeeded and that's about as un-uniform and inconsistent as it gets.

Linux on the desktop doesn't need consistency, it needs to stop shipping half-baked products. Every time I boot the latest Ubuntu, I am able to find show-stopping user experience bugs within 15 minutes.

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