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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Re: Mir
by jessesmith on Mon 4th Mar 2013 22:53 UTC in reply to "миÑ"
jessesmith
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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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