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 X.org, opting to go with Wayland instead.
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RE[3]: sigh
by Gone fishing on Sat 6th Nov 2010 05:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: sigh"
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No. He's killing the best "4noobee" desktop distro. Mark wants a netbook-only distro. That's it.

I thought he was a genius. Now *I* hate him with a passion and I hope someone will stop him before it's too late.

Wayland? Yes. I'm all for it IIF I can keep network transparency.

(DES)unity? NO FUCKING WAY!


Chill

Changing to Wayland looks like innovation to me - no doubt it will involve a lot of investment and will maybe answer some of Canonical's detractors, who say it doesn't give anything back. We will see if they can deliver and produce something better.

Copy and paste in Linux isn't great and occasionally catches me out - certainly it needs improving, not a show stopper but - "can do better"

as for Unity as a desktop - I have no doubt that it wont be the same as the current netbook Unity so wait and see (or get involved) again this looks like innovation, which we all want to see.

If Mark kills Ubuntu fear not Mint will move to Debian and all will be well for the noob.

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