Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 19:15 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Finally. Finally the leader of a major distribution who has the guts to stand up and say what a lot of people have known for a long time, but didn't dare to say because it usually leads to a storm of criticism. Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu will be moving away from, opting to go with Wayland instead.
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I'd say porcel has a point: I myself have built and work on an XDMCP based school lab that runs on old PC turned into GUI terminals through X. The fact that X is able to offer me this excellent way of remotely running apps due to its network transparency *is* a killer feature. And yes, there are ways for other display systems to do this somehow, but not in the transparent way X does it.

There is also a hidden point here: I agree with you, if you need X for this reason you will need some other distro than ubuntu. But then ubuntu is (at least for the time being) the leader in desktop linux. If ubuntu moves away from X, it won't be long until other distros will do the same and X developers will probably cease development due to lack of interest. Then the rest of us will have no choice.

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Ubuntu will probably keep X for EDUbuntu as it use LTSP

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