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[4]: architecture
by rebel787 on Sun 12th Dec 2010 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: architecture"
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What are you on about? Won what battle? What war? What is your point?

I think we're getting a lil off topic here.
but I'll reply in hope of bringing it back to what this story is:LightDM vs GDM :-) and my initial question about architecture.

I don't know why you're mentioning 3d desktops. Personal preference, disabled it.

Distro's are on the same footing as modern OS's, what's so hard to believe about that?

developer uses windows on his laptop developing software for AIX/jBase/T24 ecosystem.He's now using Ubuntu desktop.
I'm using Ubuntu/Fedora at home because I'm gaming on consoles and could then ditch windows.
My nephew is a schoolteacher and he's using opensuse.
My lil niece is using edubuntu(3 and 7 years old) and her mother win7, dad winxp.
The rest of the guys at home (3) uses winxp.
My mother, ubuntu.

The list goes on but I'll stop. You all get the picture.

The battle's been won in getting a modern desktop up an running withing hour(s). No need to RTFM, compile etc. like back in the day :-)

The war : well the war's bigger than a battle. You need to think bigger. A lil bit outside the box.
I'm talking OSS, patents and business's attitude towards OSS. That's where market penetration lies for the desktop.

People: Happy holiday's and don't take everything so seriously. Keep perspective.


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