Originally Posted by cariboo907
I took the reference from one of the links graham provided:
which was provided by Canonical's Jono Bacon and I think the discussion is very topical as these "Windows 8-like feature" - "get underway", otherwise we cannot fairly discuss critical comments during the cycle - so- to have a fair understanding of what Jono is refering to when he makes his "Windows 8-like features" I think it important that others have a general idea of what those features are but, if you would rather have end_users google these features on thier own then I will be more that happy to accomodate your notion that it is not topical and cease and desist from discussing it further. However, if we do not bring in current and new trends from other OSes that are currently under development then we become insular and stagnant and it robs from the effervescence of the discussion process.
Work on improving ‘side-stage’, the Windows 8-like feature for running two applications on screen side-by-side, will also get underway. To make use of this, many of Ubuntu’s core apps will be adapted to become “convergent” – better able to make use of larger screens and tablet workflows.