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    Phoronix: Mark Shuttleworth Talks Of New Ubuntu Installer Ideas With HTML5/Electron & Snaps

    Mark Shuttleworth has publicly expressed some ideas for a next-generation Ubuntu desktop installer...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...th-Ubiquity-NG

  • #2
    "Mark refers to it as "used by world class app developers. Skype, Spotify and a ton of GREAT apps", should have said crap-class applications, obviously some of the worst apps out there... why do these clowns want to always make things worse, doesn't anybody really explain to them how dumb these decisions are?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by behrz View Post
      "Mark refers to it as "used by world class app developers. Skype, Spotify and a ton of GREAT apps", should have said crap-class applications, obviously some of the worst apps out there... why do these clowns want to always make things worse, doesn't anybody really explain to them how dumb these decisions are?
      This is Canonical/Ubuntu main philosophy: being dumber than anyone can imagine.

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      • #4
        So the examples that Mark makes of "great applications" are both proprietary. Can he name even two great libre applications that use electron?

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        • #5
          I really don't understand Canonical's drive to do things so differently. Ubuntu's popularity was due to it being compatible, competent, and easy. When they keep changing things up like this, you break all of that. Linux has enough variety as-is, and package management is the LAST thing we need yet-another-standard for.

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          • #6
            Why not Calamares...?

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            • #7
              Let me tell you Mark what was a GREAT application,... Unity 7 was. And you killed it. Ubuntu is becoming just another average distro day by day.

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              • #8
                Typo:

                Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                While Electron is quite controversial among users for it being slow and memoy hungry,

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Drago View Post
                  Let me tell you Mark what was a GREAT application,... Unity 7 was. And you killed it. Ubuntu is becoming just another average distro day by day.
                  Unity 8 looks nicer, and, bonus, it's still alive

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gnarlin View Post
                    So the examples that Mark makes of "great applications" are both proprietary. Can he name even two great libre applications that use electron?
                    atom and vscode, kthxbye

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