Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Sep 2013 21:22 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
X11, Window Managers Intel on Ubuntu's XMir:

We do not condone or support Canonical in the course of action they have chosen, and will not carry XMir patches upstream.

Ubuntu has to do virtually all its work on Xmir drivers by itself. No one else supports it.

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RE[2]: Ubuntu had good reason
by Soulbender on Tue 10th Sep 2013 08:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Ubuntu had good reason"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

How Red Hat be jealous considering its biggest contributions in the Linux ecosystem especially the kernel Canonical heavily depends on?


Because Ubuntu has made inroads in the sector where RH failed spectacularly and never made a dent, namely desktop? (No Fedora doesn’t count and it's pretty much also a failure in this sector)

Edited 2013-09-10 08:20 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

How But Redhat gave up on a providing an desktop years ago (before Ubuntu even came out). I know RHEL has a desktop configuration but it isn't where they make their money.

Edited 2013-09-10 08:24 UTC

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

How But Redhat gave up on a providing an desktop years ago


Yeah, exactly.

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RE[4]: Ubuntu had good reason
by fewt on Tue 10th Sep 2013 12:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Ubuntu had good reason"
fewt Member since:
2010-06-09

How could they give up something that they never had or even tried to have?

http://www.techhive.com/article/144749/article.html

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RE[3]: Ubuntu had good reason
by SeeM on Tue 10th Sep 2013 08:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu had good reason"
SeeM Member since:
2011-09-10

(No Fedora doesn’t count and it's pretty much also a failure in this sector)


Fedora succeed enough on my disk sectors. ;) I like Linux distros that are simply Linux distros. Ubuntu is slowly departing from that ecosystem.

RH charge for their Dekstop, while Ubuntu is free with paid extras. I think this is the cause of popularity.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I think this is the cause of popularity.


No, not really. RH desktop is too much focused on enterprise stability (read: hopelessly outdated) to be of interest to consumers.
RH already gave up on the consumer desktop because they couldn't make a dent.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

"How Red Hat be jealous considering its biggest contributions in the Linux ecosystem especially the kernel Canonical heavily depends on?


Because Ubuntu has made inroads in the sector where RH failed spectacularly and never made a dent, namely desktop? (No Fedora doesn’t count and it's pretty much also a failure in this sector)
"

To be fair with Fedora, that is the first distro I used as a mail server. And it has many unique technologies. The only problem is that it becomes obsolete after 18 months of usage. So I default my desktop to Ubuntu L.T.S. for practical reasons. Ubuntu having MIR is not a problem for users, its a problem for other distributions, since we still be using Ubuntu on business desktops. I will be watching Fedora from time to time.
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList

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