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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allanregistos
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2011-02-10

They're going to deliver alright... a half-baked new technology, and not exactly a minor change, to their core user base of clueless people who are on the same level as Microsoft's and Apple's users.

I am one of those clueless people. By your definition, clueless people involves graphic designers and all those people who were using software that were available only on the Windows platform. Since you are at it, please educate us on how to use Non-Ubuntu Linux like Fedora for our production environment, or can you recommend OpenIndiana or perhaps CentOS desktops for those clueless people?

Can't wait to see all the news reports of unhappy Ubuntu users when the next one is released. That seems to be a common thing to accompany Ubuntu releases, but I have a feeling it will be especially bad once Mir/XMir takes over.

I just can't wait for your valuable information to educate us, the clueless people in your universe.


I honestly can't tell if Ubuntu really thinks

And you think you've been honest with your _assertions_ above?
inexperienced users are their target as they claim,
It is obvious Ubuntu is not for you or any other elite bsd/linux user on the planet.
or advanced users and developers like in the case of Fedora acting as the testbed for bleeding-edge RHEL technologies.

I really like Fedora because of its innovative features, the one I like is the VoIP feature:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/FederatedVoIP
But it doesn't mean this is only the best feature available.

If they really want to target inexperienced users, then I have no idea why they keep foisting unfinished, not-fully-tested crap upon their users.

Well, I am using Ubuntu 12.04, and it is a fully tested crap in the company.

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