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    Re: Future of the Desktop??

    Of course. Likewise, it should have been at least somewhat apparent the I was asking how the future can be predicted by an erratic market that is continuously embracing and discarding fads.
  2. Re: Wayland, X, efficiency and system requirements

    It seems that you were lying about the "we won't support Wayland" bit. I really don't appreciate being lied to. It's a shame that you think you have to misquote other people in order to make your...
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    Re: Future of the Desktop??

    How can "the future" be something "at the moment"?
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    I guess you'll consider it smoke and glass for a while longer then. I'll continue to have a less gloomy perspective.



    This is getting ridiculous. Give me a citation for that alleged quotation....
  5. Re: Wayland, X, efficiency and system requirements

    But pink elephants are imaginary. Likewise, the driver situation is largely an imagined problem. If Wayland does what it claims to then there will be drivers. It's way too early to panic.



    It's...
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    Re: Unity slagging threads

    Right-click on "Applications" in the launcher to get the familiar categories.

    The Dash is okay for quick keyboard searches, but the rest is redundant.

    Edit: The rest of the Dash is redundant,...
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    Re: Strong brands = more Ubuntu users?

    Agreed. Branding provides some kind of recognition, but it is far from the most important factor in getting people to adopt your platform.

    Many of the comments in this thread betray a fundamental...
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    Re: Strong brands = more Ubuntu users?

    How? By convincing them that Ubuntu is just like Windows, only free? That's simply not the case.

    A better strategy is to be consistent with Ubuntu's design goals and invite users to share in its...
  9. Re: Can we please ditch the Ubuntu One integration!?

    Read the text you quoted. It says "disenchanted Windows users", not "users who are completely satisfied with Windows and will go on a rampage if even the smallest thing about their beloved operating...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Is anyone else thinking of switching to another distro

    This is yet another poorly written blog post that purports to spell out exactly what the problems with Unity are. The complaints range from the petty (he doesn't like the "apps available for...
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    Re: Correct Pronunciation of 'Ubuntu"

    The stress is on the second syllable. The first two vowel sounds are the sounds in "look" and "book", not the sounds in "boot" and "food", (and certainly not the sounds in "fun" and "run"). The last...
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    Re: Unity keeps growing on me; I really like it

    Not so. Integrating the menu into the panel saves space whether windows are maximized or not. When maximized, you also integrate the title bar into the panel, which saves more space.

    This vertical...
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    Re: i think canonical's making a big mistake...

    Contrast with the first post in this thread.



    To the contrary, you quite obviously do value the fact that you had a choice. I do not avail myself of every option, but I appreciate the reasons...
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    Re: Which Unity Bugs bother you most?

    What does the evolution bug have to do with Unity? And why does it have so much useless whining in its text? It's inconsistent with the rest of the list, which is concise (if somewhat petty).

    I'm...
  15. Re: Good read on Ubuntu/unity and its relationship to the community...

    That was perhaps a bit dramatic. Nevertheless, there is much to be said for the ability to read with a skeptical eye and critically evaluate claims.



    I stopped short of accusing them of...
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    Re: i think canonical's making a big mistake...

    And this is because of Unity somehow? In any case, that a separate topic. We're talking about the need for an install option that lets you install only Gnome Panel, and not Unity.
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    Re: i think canonical's making a big mistake...

    Make a spinoff that only uses Gnome Panel, like how kubuntu uses KDE. Problem solved. We've never had a single Ubuntu install that does everything for everybody, hence kubuntu, xubuntu, and edubuntu....
  18. Re: Good read on Ubuntu/unity and its relationship to the community...

    That's not a good read at all, and the people saying otherwise ought to be ashamed. For one thing, the author clearly doesn't understand that Unity runs on top of Gnome. That invalidates most of the...
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    Re: Personal Values vs General Knowledge

    Explain the options and ask your uncle to decide. Your reasons aren't compelling enough to deprive him of a choice. If he is unable to choose then you are free to follow your personal values without...
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    Re: Ubuntu, Virus Protection Comes as Standard

    Not useful or effective. Security theater.



    No virus protection is perfect. By omission you acknowledge that file system permissions do afford some protection. The fact that other operating...
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    Re: Ubuntu, Virus Protection Comes as Standard

    I don't see why not. If ineffectual virus scanners count then something with real security merit like file permissions ought to count as well.

    The "virus protection" bit is just a vague marketing...
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    Re: Free Software is Like Mathematics

    Mathematics and computer science have quite a lot in common, but I question the utility of the analogy with free software. Many people don't know any more about mathematics than they do about...
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    Re: I'm going to miss Gnome2!

    Ironically, only home uses are obsessed with this idea of looking professional. Businesses just care about productivity and will use what they think works. (The need to appear professional to oneself...
  24. Re: Mobile Users Beware: Linux Has Major Power Regression

    That is wise. The methodology commonly seen at Phoronix makes it a somewhat interesting site to read, but not a reliable source of news. Stick with the more journalistic sites (such as...
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    Re: Words people say wrong that drive you nuts

    I suppose it's a bit annoying when Beijing is mispronounced, especially by people who should know better.
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