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  • Ubuntu Had A Very Busy 2018 But Not Everything Turned Out As Planned

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Had A Very Busy 2018 But Not Everything Turned Out As Planned

    There were a lot of accomplishments for Ubuntu users and developers in 2018 ranging from the successful 18.04 LTS release to Ubuntu shipping on more Dell systems to continuing to polish their GNOME Shell based desktop experience. But, also, there were a number of letdowns...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ntu-2018-Recap

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    2017-2018 was a perfect rebound after the mir/unity8/upstart mistakes.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
      2017-2018 was a perfect rebound after the mir/unity8/upstart mistakes.
      Upstart was not a mistake. It served its purpose as a bridge to systemd.

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      • #4
        Thanks for all the testing and articles! Ubuntu has been doing great lately, looking forward to the new year!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DanL View Post

          Upstart was not a mistake. It served its purpose as a bridge to systemd.
          Depends on your viewpoint. If you never used Ubuntu or its derivates, obviously you didn't use it as a bridge. For example as a gentoo user I switched from sysvinit to init-ng and later to openrc.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by caligula View Post

            Depends on your viewpoint. If you never used Ubuntu or its derivates, obviously you didn't use it as a bridge. For example as a gentoo user I switched from sysvinit to init-ng and later to openrc.
            All the largest systems used Upstart, including RHEL and ChromeOS. It wasn't a failure by any possible metric, but then Red Hat developed Systemd, Debian chose to use it and Ubuntu followed Debian.

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            • #7
              The community has ported Unity 8 to Ubuntu 18.04? How did I miss that!? In my age now I prefer to go only for super stable distributions and releases, thus I use Kubuntu 18.04 LTS which also based on KDE 5.12 LTS. Having said that, I loved Unity and I would definetly try 8 it if there is an easy way to install it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jo-erlend View Post

                All the largest systems used Upstart, including RHEL and ChromeOS. It wasn't a failure by any possible metric, but then Red Hat developed Systemd, Debian chose to use it and Ubuntu followed Debian.
                Well since the article and comments discuss desktop Linux, RHEL is a bit irrelevant here. Even RHEL only used upstart in a single release. Debian considered upstart but never adopted it as a default. Ubuntu and Fedora are popular but there are quite many other desktop distros too. https://i.redd.it/v1ayrktr4g901.jpg
                ChromeOS users are clueless noobs. What they use does not imply in any way what is good. Consider how trillions of flies like the smell of shit.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by caligula View Post
                  ChromeOS users are clueless noobs. What they use does not imply in any way what is good. Consider how trillions of flies like the smell of shit.
                  Yet, last I checked ChromeOS has double the marketshare of "regular" desktop Linux. Clueless noobs or not, Google nailed many things with ChromeOS and the "regular" distros can hopefully learn from its success.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by msotirov View Post
                    Yet, last I checked ChromeOS has double the marketshare of "regular" desktop Linux. Clueless noobs or not, Google nailed many things with ChromeOS and the "regular" distros can hopefully learn from its success.
                    That's certainly true.

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