Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Feb 2013 16:23 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu After desktops and phones, Ubuntu is now bringing its Linux distribution to tablets. Coming Thursday, preview images for Google's Nexus tablets will be released, so we can all get a good long look at what Canonical is cooking up. They've published a YouTube video which details all that Ubuntu has to offer for tablets, and to be honest, it's looking quite good.
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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Feb 2013 20:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

I always trust less closed development, and KDE proved to be way better architectured and flexible than Unity on the desktop.

KDE development is closer to the values of free software. And produces good results as well.

See http://www.datamation.com/open-source/desktop-linux-revolt-how-kde-...

Edited 2013-02-19 20:15 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Hiev on Tue 19th Feb 2013 20:18 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

There ere 3 mobile software with the same toolkit (Qt), Ubuntu, Sailfish and Plasma Active, guess witch one is the slower one, the one that use more battery and the one that has the uglier user interface and the one giving poor results: Plasma Active, the one developed in the open and buzzing "architecture", go figure.

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Feb 2013 20:34 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Sailfish shared the effort with Plasma Active in Mer. Ubuntu doesn't.

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Tue 19th Feb 2013 20:22 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Open development means shit if the end product sucks. Its just more chefs in the kitchen.

Products need a strong sense of direction, something develop by committee decidedly lacks.

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Feb 2013 20:31 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Closed development means nothing if users will think that enforced decisions are bad. You can argue both ways, but I'm strongly for open development.

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Tue 19th Feb 2013 20:35 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

To quote Jaron Lanier

There are other cases that involve creativity and imagination. A crowd process generally fails in these cases. The phrase “Design by Committee” is treated as derogatory for good reason. That is why a collective of programmers can copy UNIX but cannot invent the iPhone.


http://www.jaronlanier.com/gadgetcurrency.html

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Tue 19th Feb 2013 20:29 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I always trust less closed development, and KDE proved to be way better architectured and flexible than Unity on the desktop.


Conjecture.

KDE development is closer to the values of free software. And produces good results as well.


Who cares? Only FSF zealots. Sorry people are going to use what works best now based now and developers will target the devices that real people are using not target something just because it is open source.

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