Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Dec 2010 22:54 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yet another possible change in Ubuntu's core components: they're mulling over replacing GDM with LightDM. Why? Well: "Faster - the greeter doesn't require an entire GNOME session to run. More flexible - multiple greeters are supported through a well defined interface. This allows Ubuntu derivatives to use the same display manager (e.g. Kubuntu, Lubuntu etc.). Simpler codebase - similar feature set in ~5000 lines of code compared to 50000 in GDM. Supports more usecases - first class support for XDMCP and multihead."
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RE[6]: nice
by aaronb on Sun 12th Dec 2010 11:37 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: nice"
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If Ubuntu had contributed a 1000000000 lines of code to the Linux Kernel and presented a nothing but a terminal to the user, it would hardly be used.

Yay, this distribution is better then that distribution because it contributed more code to the Linux Kernel. As you all know looking at how many lines of Kernel code contributed is a great way of measuring what is presented to the user. Windows Vista is even worse than Ubuntu because it contributes even less code to the Linux Kernel!

Please note that this post contains sarcasm.

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