Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 17:56 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Mir, Ubuntu's in-progress replacement for the X Window System, is being used internally at Ubuntu developer Canonical and will be available to all users in the next version of the operating system. Mir was announced in March, with Canonical saying that a new display server is needed to power the Unity interface across desktops, phones, and tablets." Anyone here experience with Mir? Is it any good? any downsides?
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RE: OS/u
by darknexus on Thu 11th Jul 2013 21:56 UTC in reply to "OS/u"
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

They'll be a totally separate os by the end of the year at this rate.

Perhaps that's not such a bad thing, considering that most Linux packagings might as well be separate operating systems already. It's not as though I can take a driver or an executable (unless it's statically linked) from one distro and drop it into another and expect it to work properly. Things already have to be recompiled to work well or at all.

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RE[2]: OS/u
by ricegf on Fri 12th Jul 2013 00:13 in reply to "RE: OS/u"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I've had exactly the opposite experience - the Linux packages just seem to work. For example, we bought an Epson WF-7510 two weeks go. Epson's website listed 7 drivers for vsriants of Windows (XP, Vista/7, 8, 32-bit, 64-bit), 3 drivers for Macs, and 1 for Linux.

Worked fine on 3 different Linux machines.

I must be the luckiest guy in the world...

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