Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 15th Jan 2011 18:02 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As an answer to someone asking whether Unity will require a working OpenGL stack to operate in Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal", Mark Shuttleworth announced that Canonical would offer an optional, QT-based, "2D" implementation of Unity. Here is a video, too.
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RE[5]: WTF?!?
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 16th Jan 2011 17:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: WTF?!?"
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First of all, telling the other person to get a job is the arrogant part; you don't know whether or not he has one or whether or not he could afford a computer.

I recall sometime mid last year this same guy basically saying you should just kiss the major graphics card manufacturers' asses and use *their* official drivers, even if you prefer to use and support open source/free software and value your freedom. Even if you want to run a fully open-source OS. If not? Then apparently you deserve to have to put up with shitty drivers or just switch to Windows to get "proper" ones, or just shut up. A quote of his:

If you don't want to use proper drivers, you don't really have the right to complain that things don't work well for you.

Never mind the fact that it's these manufacturers in the first place that that make writing open source drivers so difficult, with their refusal to publish specifications. And according to this guy, there is such thing as "proper" drivers. Which would be, those proprietary ones blessed by their respective hardware manufacturers that the drivers target, who have and give themselves full and exclusive access to the specs of their own hardware. :|

He even agreed with my understanding of him that if your graphics card is no longer "supported" by its manufacturer and the latest drivers... you should just go out and buy a new graphics card. Yeah... sure.

Arrogant? That word nails this guy.

By the way, the above quote was taken from the article called "Ubuntu Nearing X Server Not Running as Root" if you want to read the rest of the conversation.

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