Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:37 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Donating to software projects - or, more accurately, open source projects. It's hardly new, it's hardly rare, and I'm sure most of us have donated at some point. That's probably why Canonical has opened Ubuntu up for donations - but with a twist.
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Canonical didn't take away KDE from Kubuntu, their KDE centric desktop.

No. They only ditched it in favor of Unity. Its now being run by another corp.

Canonical didn't take away LXDE from Lubuntu, their LXDE centric desktop.

Canonical didn't take away XFCE from Xubuntu, their XFCE centric desktop.

Lubuntu and Xubuntu are community driven and not supported by Canonical in anyway. If they were official Canonical products, their users would have had Unity forced on them.

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the_wipet_biscuit Member since:

So, whoever is behind Kubuntu now is forcing KDE upon their users, and are evil?

If I'm installing the Gnome Livecd from Fedora, Gnome3 is forced upon me?

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Alfman Member since:


"So, whoever is behind Kubuntu now is forcing KDE upon their users, and are evil?"

You've got that logic backwards...Kubuntu would be evil if it forced something like Unity or Gnome upon it's users.

You can count me in as an ubuntu user who was peeved when my gnome 2 desktop was not only lost in the Ubuntu upgrade, but also because there was no way to manually reconstruct what I had lost in either Unity or gnome3. They imposed new DE environments on us largely for their own benefit rather than ours. The "fallback" mode was nothing more than a crappy theme that didn't restore gnome2 functionality.

I can't blame Canonical for gnome's abandonment of the more mature gnome2 desktop. But I can blame Canonical for bad execution and disregarding user's needs. Consequently mint's user-centric focus really impressed me and I place more trust in them not to leave end users in the cold.

Edited 2012-10-11 18:39 UTC

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