Linked by Perry Helion on Fri 15th Mar 2013 18:20 UTC
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: That's life
by thesunnyk on Tue 19th Mar 2013 02:02 UTC in reply to "That's life"
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While you're right in the general case, one of the issues with Wayland / Mir specifically is that it needs an integrated driver stack in order to work. For Linux, you just write a driver for Linux -- there's no "incompatible Linux" per se.

The problem here is that companies like AMD, NVidia, and the PowerVR guys have had a single target: XFree86, then Xorg, and now Wayland. However, now they have two targets, and a choice: Support Wayland, Mir, or both. The Free Desktop + X guys have been working really hard to make it so that people can write this stuff once and the same code applies everywhere. However, Mir muddies the waters. This will mean slower drivers, or drivers that only work with one of the stacks. This is both annoying and unnecessary.

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