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[5]: Ubuntu had good reason
by fewt on Tue 10th Sep 2013 12:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ubuntu had good reason"
fewt
Member since:
2010-06-09

No, they never tried to enter the consumer market because they didn't believe it was profitable. Don't try to rewrite history with your ignorance.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

No, they never tried to enter the consumer market because they didn't believe it was profitable. Don't try to rewrite history with your ignorance.

You're wrong! RH tried that:
http://www.techshout.com/software/2007/10/red-hat-global-desktop-an...

And then eventually gave up:
http://blogs.computerworld.com/red_hat_abandons_desktop_linux_for_c...

Edited 2013-09-12 05:19 UTC

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RE[7]: Ubuntu had good reason
by Rahul on Thu 12th Sep 2013 05:45 in reply to "RE[6]: Ubuntu had good reason"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Global desktop wasn't meant to be a consumer desktop at all. It was a Intel specific program designed for targeted markets.

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RE[7]: Ubuntu had good reason
by fewt on Sat 14th Sep 2013 23:52 in reply to "RE[6]: Ubuntu had good reason"
fewt Member since:
2010-06-09

Is that why your own article states:

"The Global Desktop is not merely a consumer version of the recently released RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) Desktop 5. The RHEL Desktop 5 is meant for enterprises that need high levels of desktop security and comprehensive network-based management tools."

Now, put your fingers in your ears and start shouting to drown out the logic and reason.

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