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RE: GNOME 3 as a productive UI
by zima on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 17:33 UTC in reply to "GNOME 3 as a productive UI"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

It's because of Unity that Ubuntu just started to dig its grave

?

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bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

zima pondered...

It's because of Unity that Ubuntu just started to dig its grave

?


To put it in words that those who've been around the Alternate operating Systems scene a while would understand, Canonical's "Unity" is the equivalent of Be's infamous "focus shift" shortly before it went under.

Worse actually, because their Gnome 2.xx desktop was becoming the standard Linux desktop for many users and their "focus shift" has led to them sacrificing existing users in exchange for potential users.

--bornagainpenguin

Edited 2012-10-02 19:28 UTC

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, yeah, so are the claims of some loud pundits, largely of the kind who praise Mint or increase its meaningless score on Distrowatch ...but what they claim is not what's actually happening

Now, reliable stats are hard to come by, however there happens to be one source of them that is certainly much more illustrative than Distrowatch - proportions of hits on all Wikimedia services: http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2012-08/SquidRepor...

August stats show almost a billion of them from Ubuntu, 959 million to be exact.
Meanwhile, the supposed alternatives stealing the momentum from Ubuntu hardly register - in particular, Mint has 11.3 M, two orders of magnitude less.

But wait, what about trends, you say? Let's check out the beginning of the year ( http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2012-01/SquidRepor... )
Ubuntu 947 million, Mint 18.9 million ...yeah ( actually, all notable distros lost number of hits in that half a year ...except for Ubuntu, which rose)

As far as very large portion of desktop Linux users are concerned, it seems that Unity is becoming the standard Linux desktop; and overall seems to work out rather fine. It certainly doesn't look like Ubuntu is among the distros which might have starter to dig their graves...

Edited 2012-10-06 00:18 UTC

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