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

Lonnie Olson lists at kittypee.com
Mon Dec 16 17:56:38 MST 2013


On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 5:13 PM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think this comparison is not accurate because all of these things you
> mention can more or less coexist and be swapped back and forth
> interchangeably.  When Ubuntu completes the transition to Mir, Ubuntu
> software and the Unity desktop will, in its binary form, be Ubuntu-only.
>  Unity will be Ubuntu-only, since it's doubtful other distros will
> support or ship Mir.  Software written for Ubuntu will be Ubuntu-only as
> most other distros will be running Wayland.  So I guess
>
> I stand by my opinion that Ubuntu is diverging from the rest of the
> Linux world and is heading off in its own direction.  Maybe my tone
> implied otherwise, but I'm not stating whether this is a good or bad
> thing--I simply don't know.

No.  You are wrong.
* Display servers can be swapped back and forth by simple package choices.
* X, and any other desktop environment will continue to be supported
on Mir using the XMir compatibility layer.

Your "sky is falling" logic is wholly not supported by the evidence.


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