Re: Has Ubuntu lost it's Ubuntu?
Thanks for pointing out the Compiz-plugins that's kind of cool Still I'm yerning for the days of old I guess where Ubuntu was one big community of users. I have to agree with most (if not all of the posts I've read since my own, even had a laugh at Microsoft losing it's microsoft and apple losing it's apple. Don't think it would look very good without the apple logo) Anyway, I know that canonical is a BUSINESS and as a business it has certain limitations. I just hate to see organizations that are founded on goals, give those goals away because "that's not how the rules work." A lot of people who just use the OS don't take a look behind the scenes and a lot of people do but back in the day it wasn't just translations Ubuntu was asking from the community, they were asking the community itself to shape the OS, to plan for it. I mean there were actual places in the sites worded along the lines of, You don't have to be a programmer to help. Contribute this, contribute that. It's nice to see that Ubuntu is all-grown-up. It's lost it's training wheels and this isn't a hate on new technology. I contributed my fair share of ideas and a few flame wars to the community Anyways, it's more about, now that Ubuntu has reached it's grown-up stage, my question is, is it going to keep shaping itself with the community of users or is it going to make itself bland and try to conform to the most amount of people out there (that would be the business rules). It's happened to every major OS since inception too. It's usually followed by no new ideas but respins of the same old technology, the same technology that everyone is used to and no one has to relearn (no hate here) but look at Windows AND Mac AND Android. Same old concepts with the same old ideas, maybe a new spin from time to time. People who've never had smartphones, wouldn't like Windows 8 over 7 and below. People who've never had Apple, wouldn't get the change from Android 2 to 4. Android from 2 to 4 had the same olf UI concepts though except you can now make folders on your device. . . Ubuntu's UI, though taking some work to get used to hasn't changed majorly in a few releases. It's gained a few plugins along the way and changed media players a time or two, some debate has gone into default programs included. Those are all monumentus steps to take. I mean it's a business and any bad move could cost you sales. I'm just missing the innovative days where they were like "test this for us, and tell us what all goes wrong.", "give us your input.", "Tell us where you'd like to see it go." and then there was some crazy, half-thought, brilliant idea waiting to pop out in the next release that NOONE saw coming LOL.
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