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  • #16
    All the "spyware" can be switched off and uninstalled. I've tried 12.04 and I can't stand it, 13.04 is so much better and faster. Switch to it, you won't regret it.

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    • #17
      Ubuntu is probably moving with such a fast pace to mir because they DO NOT want to maintain unity7 for the next LTS cycle. The unity8 codebase must be so much cleaner not only because using QT/QML2. 13.10 will feature the beta of mir and 14.04 LTS will incorporate it. Sounds perfectly doable since unity8 and mir at least has sane design.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
        Funny to see when Canonical makes Mir you accuse them of NIH syndrome but don't see the same thing when other members of the community manifest the same symptoms.
        Wayland is modern and has a good design, a design that mir borrows heavily from in fact. Compiz is/was a giant pile of hacks that never should have been used as a base for anything, which is why it made sense for gnome and kde to not use it. I do still feel that mir was somewhat pointless duplication of effort, but I don't wish its failure or anything.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by johnc View Post
          I'm afraid to upgrade to 13.04 though since I'm sure it's loaded up with all kinds of spyware and amazon affiliations and would probably be only supported for like 6 weeks.
          There's a shopping lens that you can remove to get rid of the amazon integration in the dash.... Did that a while ago on my work machine... But then I switched to Gnome3... so I can't really say what 13.04's like in Unity.

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          • #20
            Unity in-dash payments

            Unity 7 improvements being planned ... in-dash payments.
            Does not want.

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            • #21
              Given just how long Ubuntu has been an absolute technical mess in the DE department I'm surprised none of the other major distros have caught up (unless someone wants to claim that Unity is an exceptional piece of UI design). I guess it could be argued that Mint has sorta risen but Mint with Cinammon is even more of a mess in that department.
              Ubuntu is currently living on the popularity it achieved as a user-friendly distro back in the Gnome 2 days and the countless of halfarsed plans and promises it has made since. From my point of view I'd recommend Wheezy, SUSE and Fedora (in that order) to a new Linux user until Canonical get their act together.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Kostas View Post
                Given just how long Ubuntu has been an absolute technical mess in the DE department I'm surprised none of the other major distros have caught up (unless someone wants to claim that Unity is an exceptional piece of UI design). I guess it could be argued that Mint has sorta risen but Mint with Cinammon is even more of a mess in that department.
                Ubuntu is currently living on the popularity it achieved as a user-friendly distro back in the Gnome 2 days and the countless of halfarsed plans and promises it has made since. From my point of view I'd recommend Wheezy, SUSE and Fedora (in that order) to a new Linux user until Canonical get their act together.
                Because the rest of the DEs out there are even worse than Unity.

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