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 JeeperMate on Mon 17th Jan 2011 03:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: WTF?!?"
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Secondly, just telling someone to buy a newer, better computer is the ignorant part; it's much wiser to keep using old hardware as long as it works and fits the bill. Just buying new all the time creates unnecessary stress on the environment.

Duh! Expecting Ubuntu to always be suitable for old, outdated hardware is a good example of daydreaming.

Canonical wants to make Ubuntu a modern OS, so it's perfectly reasonable for them to add features that up the requirements. Folks who need to run Linux on ancient hardware with very limited resources have plenty alternatives (DSL, Puppy, Knoppix, etc.).

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