The motivation is obviously to have the Ubuntu logo rotating on a cube during boot. Go Ubuntu Go!The compositor hierarchy ends on the session level, and no tight integration into the system from boot time onward is available. For that reason, there is a visible glitch when transitioning the system from a VT-level to the graphical shell level.
Out of curiosity what distributions do you push people to? As far as I can tell Ubuntu is the least worst along various dimensions such as freshness (new package versions but not too bleeding edge), not requiring assembly (arch, gentoo), support (instructions and packages almost always exist), release cycles (fedora seems to have issues) and ability for anyone from beginners to the experienced to get going.
Mageia and OpenSUSE look to be pretty good too, and might actually be better for new users.
Last edited by Hamish Wilson; 03-04-2013 at 11:27 PM.
RedHat Guts Gnome and nobody cares
RedHat Guts X and nobody cares
RedHat Guts Linux and nobody cared
The masters gone away.
Mir may be good or it may go out in a blaze of glory.
Either way, people have been bitching about Ubuntu for years now but we've been quietly using it to bitch with.
But that is why I was asking Prescience500 what he recommends to see what his experience has been.
I keep trying Arch especially because it hasn't diverged like Ubuntu (eg uses systemd) and apparently provides means of installing Chrome etc, but always have installation problems and eventually lose patience.