Unity? (was: What's your favorite distro, and why?)

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 17:24:23 MST 2013


On 12/11/2013 04:23 PM, Olli Ries wrote:
> Mir does have nothing to do with Unity

It does in the sense that Unity is going to require Mir in the future
and will (in theory) do away with X11 entirely.  Of course the rest of
the Linux world would also like to move beyond X11, but everyone else
has decided for a number of reasons including technical to support
Wayland as the de facto Linux GUI server.

So Unity does represent Canonical going its own non-compatible rather
than evolve along with the Linux community from which it was created.
This is further evidenced by Ubuntu dropping all branding references to
Linux. They want Ubuntu to be Ubuntu, not Ubuntu Linux.


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