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[3]: Comment by Luminair
by fepede on Tue 26th Oct 2010 09:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
fepede
Member since:
2005-11-14

"That's why Apple is succeeding


Because they built another shell on top of Unix?
"

No, because their products (iPhone, iPad and soon OSX) have the same metaphor and the same look&feel.

So, people using one of them feels comfortable using all the others.

And, by the way, they have just ONE gui for OSX, ONE toolkit, ONE window manager, and they are not even themable, so all the Desktop and all the apps looks exactly the same.

We can argue for hours and hours if this is a good thing or not, but, truth is that people like it.

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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by Soulbender on Wed 27th Oct 2010 02:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

No, because their products (iPhone, iPad and soon OSX) have the same metaphor and the same look&feel.


And Ubuntu using the same metaphors for netbooks and PC's then is bad because....?

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