Art Alexion on 15 Dec 2011 10:18:06 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] I have had time to consider and may now comfortably hate Unity.

On Dec 15, 2011 11:29 AM, "Alex Launi" <> wrote:
> Also here's the #1 reason why you should (probably) not give up on or hate unity:
> If you care about the success of Linux on the desktop Unity is your last and only hope. Canonical is the only company who is out there fighting the good fight for the success of this on the desktop. Unity is our push, and if it fails we're probably done for. Red Hat doesn't care about the desktop, gnome shell is a joke (sure it's a fine shell but no one is going to ship consumer devices with gnome-shell), Novell is gone. We're it.

I've been a loyal Ubuntu user since Warty. I have appreciated the work of Canonical in supporting it.

But I can't see the argument, "support and use our stuff no matter how we break it, or any bad decisions we make about the direction of the product".  I don't have a dog in the Unity debate, because I primarily use Kubuntu, and KDE 4 has matured nicely. But I like the choices Linux provides me, and don't want to see a great endeavor like Ubuntu suffer because they refuse to let go of a bad idea.

Maybe the problem is the 6 month release cycle and the insistence in making works in process the default. While a KDE fan, I used Ubuntu Gnome when an unstable KDE 4 was made the default.

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