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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu has come under a decent amount of flack over the past few months, particularly over their decision to use the 'Dash Search' to return results from Amazon by default in their most recent release.
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RE: The adware is small stuff.
by sicofante on Sat 16th Mar 2013 02:19 UTC in reply to "The adware is small stuff."
sicofante
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2009-07-08

1. Wayland had its chance. It's been there for five years and we'll be always waiting "a few more months". Sure, it's "ready" now, but why isn't everybody implementing it then? Why hasn't been X.org been replaced in every distro?

2. What "two years"? If you're going to lie, why not make it, let's say, twelve? Mir development started just a few months ago. Sure, they might have said so publicly or asked questions to Wayland developers. They decided to make some research by themselves first and they don't trust a group of devs that couldn't get a display server ready in five years. I can't blame them for acting like this.

I don't give a damn if Canonical takes some steps in house, then make their plans public. All this noise about Mir is idiotic and you know what? By announcing publicly they would be trying/making their own display server when they started working on it, the noise wouldn't have been lower, so why should they even care?

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Because resources are limited?

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Because resources are limited?


That's a silly argument because, you know, it could be used for anything. Why continue working on Wayland, for example, because resources are limited and could instead be used on working on X.Org itself? Why continue working on X.Org when those same limited resources could instead be used on working on real-life stuff? And so on.

On the same note, there is no guarantee that even if those resources being used on developing Mir were used for something else that they'd be used for doing something you approve of simply because these guys are doing what they feel is worth their time, of their own volition.

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