Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Mar 2013 18:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical has today publicly confirmed that they are working on a new cross-platform displayer server for Ubuntu. Called 'Mir', the X Window Server replacement is tasked with 'enabling development of the next generation Unity'. Which, in yet another about-turn, is to be rebuilt in Qt/QML." It'll be used for all Ubuntu variants (phone, tablet, desktop), and the first version will be released come May.
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мир
by frajo on Mon 4th Mar 2013 19:21 UTC
frajo
Member since:
2007-06-29

Does anybody know why they chose the Russian word ΠΌΠΈΡ€?
Maybe they tried to imitate fedora's ΛΡωνίδας naming style?

Edited 2013-03-04 19:23 UTC

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RE: Mir
by frajo on Mon 4th Mar 2013 19:24 in reply to "мир"
frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

Sorry, but the editor doesn't allow to edit the title.

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Re: Mir
by jessesmith on Mon 4th Mar 2013 22:53 in reply to "мир"
jessesmith Member since:
2010-03-11

The word "mir" usually means peace, world, village or community (or a combination of those). It's sort of like the idea of "global unity" in English. In short, the term "mir" perfectly fits with Canonical's naming scheme. Ubuntu, Unity and Mir all carry a strong meaning of many people coming together for the greater good.

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RE: ми�
by prokoudine on Tue 5th Mar 2013 00:01 in reply to "мир"
prokoudine Member since:
2005-08-09

Mir is the name of the international space station. Several products by Canonical bear a name related to Mark's experience in the space.

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bhhenry Member since:
2005-07-06

"Mir (Russian: ΠœΠΈΡ€, IPA: [ˈmΚ²ir]; lit. Peace or World) was a space station that operated in low Earth orbit from 1986 to 2001, at first by the Soviet Union and then by Russia." (Wikipedia.)

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RE: ми�
by Lobotomik on Tue 5th Mar 2013 11:10 in reply to "мир"
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

Or is it the German word "Mir" which means "to me"?

Or the Persian "Mir" which is something like "Sire" or "Your Highness"?

It is also a not very common family name in Spain.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

We are talking Ubuntu here. Considering that Shuttleworth( wasn't really worth for a shuttle ride ;) ) had a lot of exposure to Russian language(it's one of the courses he had to take during his training for his flight to ISS) we can safely say that it's a Russian word.

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