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[4]: programmer
by Jason Bourne on Sat 6th Nov 2010 19:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: programmer"
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

I think he meant that Canonical does a lot of glittering party, instead of spending time producing code that will actually innovate old technologies out there.

This is the main criticism Canonical has been receiving for a while now. The problem is that this is catching on them, very good.

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RE[5]: programmer
by Quake on Sat 6th Nov 2010 20:13 in reply to "RE[4]: programmer"
Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

But sometimes, one needs to let go of the old technologies in order to innovate and be ready for the market place.

Take Apple for exemple. They had to let go from the old Mac OS and completely rewrite a Unix OS. If they hadn't so, the OS would just be a drag on the Company.

And now Ubuntu, we already know that Canonical want to do things differently from the others distro. Unfortunately, the Open-source community is afraid of innovations because consensus building will not lead to innovation.
Therefore, Canonical decided to be their own on developing technology that thing it will greatly benefit them on the long run.
Remember, Redhat is not meant for the average joes therefore their contribution is toned down on innovations.

Let see of things will work out for Ubuntu. And don't forget, Linux is only a kernel, so there are a lot of distros choices out there.

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RE[6]: programmer
by Jason Bourne on Sat 6th Nov 2010 20:37 in reply to "RE[5]: programmer"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

Let see of things will work out for Ubuntu. And don't forget, Linux is only a kernel, so there are a lot of distros choices out there.


There's more behind the curtain. I don't think Linux is just a kernel. The linux kernel can survive without a distro, whereas a distro can't survive without the linux kernel. So I don't think it's right for distros to remove the Linux word from their brand.

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