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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In six years
by jbauer on Sun 12th Dec 2010 12:33 UTC
jbauer
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2005-07-06

Ubuntu has succeeded in replacing a couple of failed Linux distributions. Hardly a magnificent feat, unless expectations are really low. I guess in Linuxland, that's usually the case.

Edited 2010-12-12 12:34 UTC

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