Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 16:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth: "I simply have zero interest in the crowd who wants to be different. Leet. 'Linux is supposed to be hard so it's exclusive' is just the dumbest thing that a smart person could say." He's right. Lots of interesting insights in this blog post - I may not agree with everything Ubuntu does, but at least it's doing something.
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RE: Comment by Laurence
by ze_jerkface on Mon 11th Mar 2013 04:43 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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I wouldn't be the slightest bit surprised if 5 or 10 years from now, Ubuntu will be as incompatible with "GNU/Linux" (or whatever the hell you want to call the other desktop / server distros)

That may be Shuttleworth's plan. It probably annoys him that so many of his former users voted a big fat no to Unity and switched to Mint. He probably thinks of Mint as largely their work and wants to make things harder for any distros downstream. Locking Unity into a new windowing system would have that effect.

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