Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jan 2012 22:53 UTC, submitted by fran
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu As much as I dislike Unity, I commend the Ubuntu team and Shuttleworth for having the guts to try to innovate and bring the desktop forward (pretty much the exact same can be said of KDE4 and GNOME3). Shuttleworth has just announced yet another significant change for Ubuntu, and it's all about replacing the menu with a search interface dubbed the HUD.
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This'll be GREAT
by obsidian on Wed 25th Jan 2012 01:56 UTC
obsidian
Member since:
2007-05-12

... for Mint. ;)

I'm sure I'll be modded down massively for this, but I don't care. Ubuntu has become Shuttleworth's toy.
Never mind that there are people out there trying to do work with it, and having to learn a new interface every time Shuttleworth has one of his "bright ideas".

What I love about Mint is that the devs LISTEN to the users, and in Mint, the USER comes first, not the devs. That is how it should be.

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RE: This'll be GREAT
by orestes on Wed 25th Jan 2012 08:26 in reply to "This'll be GREAT "
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

On the other hand, if devs never tried anything outside what users claimed to want we'd never see anything particularly interesting or revolutionary come about. Case in point, I remember the heated discussions back in the day about how the newfangled mouse and "gooey" interface were a joke and would never catch on with serious users.

Not saying I particularly care for what Ubuntu has become, or that I ever cared for it in the first place for that matter, but at least they have the drive to take a vision from concept to end user without crumbling into the death trap that is design by committee halfway through.

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